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Author Phipps, Elena
Title Cochineal red : the art history of a color / Elena Phipps
Published/Created New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, c2010
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Description 48 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 28 cm
Note "Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winter 2010, volume LXVII, number 3"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 48)
Summary "From antiquity to the present day, color has been embedded with cultural meaning. Associated with blood, fire, fertility, and life force, the color red has always been extremely difficult to achieve and thus highly prized. This book discusses the origin of the red colorant derived from the insect cochineal, its early use in Precolumbian ritual textiles from Mexico and Peru, and the spread of the American dyestuff through cultural interchange following the Spanish discovery and conquest of the New World in the sixteenth century. Drawing on examples from the collections of the Museum, it documents the use of this red-colored treasure in several media and throughout the world."--Metropolitan Museum web site
Subject Cochineal -- History
Dyes and dyeing -- Textile fibers -- History
Textile fabrics -- History
Part Of Metropolitan Museum of Art bulletin New ser., v. 67, no. 3 (Winter 2010)
OCLC # 537884135

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