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What makes a colour work? What do colours mean to artists or cultures? Why does grey make a colour stand out? What colour are the oceans? Why is the yellow of lemons something to treasure?

Award-winning illustrator Marion Deuchars takes us on a journey through colour, showing how its language is at the centre of how we think and feel about the world. Colour is everywhere. Through this book, we can see it afresh.


  • Beautiful ... A book that will appeal to artists and children, or really anyone with a love of colour - which is everyone, isn't it?
    Eliza Williams, Creative Review

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Marion Deuchars

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