In Pursuit of Color

  • In Pursuit of Color
  • In Pursuit of Color
  • In Pursuit of Color
  • In Pursuit of Color
  • In Pursuit of Color
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Over the centuries our manipulation of the natural world has resulted in  an explosion of synthetic dye production and application globally. To gain insight into the history of how folk practices have been lost and technical processes found, anthropologist and textile artist Lauren  MacDonald explores a practice that is both ancient and wholly modern: coloring cloth. The pursuit of color has long spurred economic and social contest, and through this deeply researched volume we explore the  stories that the materials used to dye cloth tell us about our complex  relationship to nature, our troubling ideas about progress and our  understanding of power and labor.

In Pursuit of Color brings together historic techniques, archive photography, specimens and present-day events to tell the histories of some of the world’s most  important dyestuffs. A 32-page supplement accompanies the volume, detailing practical applications and the chemistry behind dyeing  processes. The book comes in three different covers (red, yellow and  blue) which are shipped randomly as a further happy surprise. 

  • Authors: Lauren MacDonald and Ananda Pellerin
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Atelier Editions 2023
  • 272 pages, 9.3" x 7"
  • 150 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781954957008 

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