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Iridescence: The Play of Colours

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Iridescence: The Play of Colours by Peter Sutton
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This book introduces and explains the mysterious capacity of the human eye to perceive the beautiful effects of iridescence, or non-pigmented colour, on a wide range of phenomena that seldom fail to capture our attention, and have particular applications in art and the environment. In this book, the shimmer of iridescent colours - on ancient glass, abalone and pearl shells, soap bubbles and oil slicks, rainbows, feathers of the peacock and rifle bird, butterfly wings and even computer discs - is both explained scientifically and presented via a range of spectacular images drawn from the natural world and the realm of world art. Iridescence is an important component in the arts of the Asia-Pacific region and Indigenous art of Australia, where pearl shell is frequently a major component and iridescent feathers are a feature of ceremonial dress. Iridescence is irresistible and wondrous to human eyes.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2015
Collection
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
Full Colour Throughout
Imprint
THA Art
Pages
160
Dimensions
177x230x22
ISBN-13
9780500500590
Product ID
24344643

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