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MAUVE

  • Author: Simon Garfield
  • Catalogue No: 5724
  • Rating:
    • Suitable for all
  • Geographical Restrictions: None
  • Publisher: Faber

Synopsis

Before 1856 coloured dyes were derived from natural substances making dyeing an expensive process. Whilst researching how to make artificial quinine, William Perkin discovered a colour, Mauve, and a way to mass-produce colour in a factory.