Mauve: how one man invented a color that changed the world

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The story of a man who invented a color, and in the process transformed the world. Before 1856, the color for clothing, paint and print derived from animals, minerals or plants, and dyeing was painstaking and expensive. In 1856 William Perkin discovered a way to mass-produce color in a factory. He found mauve by chance; the beautiful light purple became the most desirable shade in fashion. It led to new crimsons, violets, blues and greens, but its importance extended far beyond ballgowns. After Perkin discovered mauve, science created huge industries, and the impact of the new color had fundamental effects on the develop. of explosives, perfume, photography and modern medicine. Illustrated. Extensive bibliography. "An interesting volume."
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subject_facet Biographies, Chemists -- England -- Biography, Dye industry -- Great Britain, Mauve, Perkin, William Henry, -- Sir, -- 1838-1907
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