"Imperial Purple to Denim Blue"I flicked through the 176 pages, there's a lot of words! Actually its a book crammed to the brim with facts and information. It did seem a bit daunting, where to start?
I struggled a bit with the first chapter, because there is so much factual information, dates, names, etc, thought I'll never cope with this, too much to take in. But I continued, deciding to read rather than trying to retain all the facts as well, and soon found myself itching to read on and find out more. For me suddenly I had a book of history, with social conventions from royalty to the ordinary man. Laws and rules, country pitted against country, secrets, it was like reading a mystery novel, what happens next? It became obvious that there is so much to this topic, colour and the producing of it covers multiple aspects, its why the book exists in the first place. I won't think of "masterpiece" in the same way again.
The book is factual, there is a lot of information, and also colour plates.
The Story of Colour in Textiles by Susan Kay-Williams
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc