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A PERFECT RED: EMPIRE, ESPIONAGE AND THE QUEST FOR THE COLOR OF DESIRE. Amy Butler Greenfield. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York, 2005. 356 pp. with 12 col. ills. 22 x 15 cm. LC 2004-42376 ISBN 0060522755 In English.
Recounts the history of the legendary red dye cochineal (derived from the Mexican cochineal insect) from its importation to Spain in the early 16th century to its tremendous rise in popularity as a pigment for textile manufacture and painting throughout Renaissance Europe.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Textile/Fiber Arts, Several Media
Plans: 30
Worldwide Number: 118240
Hardcover $26.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.

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