The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

History , World History
Paperback Published on: 03/10/2019
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The view behind us is partial and faded. We see history, to repurpose St Paul’s phrase to the Corinthians, through a glass, darkly. This book is an attempt to restore brilliance to a desaturated world.

A ground-breaking fusion of art and history, The Colour of Time is the first book to introduce the work of celebrated Brazilian artist Marina Amaral, who painstakingly alters historical black and white photographs in life-like colour, using contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions. Accompanied by commentary from historian Dan Jones, the book presents over a hundred years of history through astonishing full-colour images, bringing lost worlds to life like never before.

The Colour of Time spans more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history.

Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context, and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that we live in today. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Colour of Time offers a unique - and often beautiful - perspective on the past, transforming over a century of monochrome photographic reportage into something astonishingly contemporary.

"It is no overstatement to say that Marina Amaral has helped a whole generation view the past through a new lens with her beautiful and haunting colorization of old black and white photos. The inspired pairing of her creative genius with Dan Jones’s massive erudition has produced a book that will be enjoyed for long time to come." – Clement Knox, Waterstones History and Politics Buyer

This compact edition of The Colour of Time makes the perfect gift for anyone (and not just anyone interested in history).

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781789541557
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Dimensions: 163 x 125 mm

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The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960
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An incredible book without a doubt and enlightening for my children to find out colour wasnt invented in the 20th century . However the waterstone synopsi... READ MORE
Philip Kaloo