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The Colour of Heaven

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A romantic historical quest set in Renaissance Venice and China in 13th century, surrounding the search for ultramarine. A fictional account of a young man, Paolo, who travelled through, Persia, Afghanistan and China to discover lapis lazuli, the precious stone that, when turned into ultramarine pigment, changed the history of painting, allowing artists to abandon gold as a background and open up depth, landscape and perspective with the most beautiful shade of blue. Along the way, Paolo suffers the torments of unfulfilled love before he returns to his anxious family in Venice, where he also plays a part in the early development of lenses and spectacles!

Item details

Author(s):
Runcie, James
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0007119879
ISBN-13:
9780007119875
Number of pages:
289
Publisher:
HarperCollins 2003289

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A romantic historical quest set in Renaissance Venice and China in 13th century, surrounding the search for ultramarine. A fictional account of a young man, Paolo, who travelled through, Persia, Afghanistan and China to discover lapis lazuli, the precious stone that, when turned into ultramarine pigment, changed the history of painting, allowing artists to abandon gold as a background and open up depth, landscape and perspective with the most beautiful shade of blue. Along the way, Paolo suffers the torments of unfulfilled love before he returns to his anxious family in Venice, where he also plays a part in the early development of lenses and spectacles!

Author(s):
Runcie, James
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0007119879
ISBN-13:
9780007119875
Number of pages:
289
Publisher:
HarperCollins 2003289

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