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This book will find broad interest among scholars and the general public.
Amy Butler Greenfield writes well, not just about cochineal and its uses, but about the economics and politics behind the search for the perfect red.
I wish it were on an audio book, because it would be a fun story to listen to.
It is the only source for the true history of cochineal.
Interesting story. Well documented, fascinating history with lots of interesting tid bits that make the story come to life. Well written for a good read.Published 3 months ago by Daisy
Captivating. Great narrative. Surprising content. Excellent research and extensive citations. Well worth the read. And, we're still using the "perfect red."Published 3 months ago by Narbona
Great job of tying the broader history into the story of the textile industry over the centuries.Published 3 months ago by Sue Leonard
Absolutely wonderful history of REDS. I wish they would do other colours. I'd buy them all.Published 3 months ago by Linda Sanford
Fun commodity history of cochineal (little bugs on Mexican cacti that make a blazing scarlet die). Technology, empire, slavery, fashion, and (of course) pirates.Published 4 months ago by Johanna Haas
One of the great unknown stories, documenting the origin of the red dye produced from the insect, cochineal. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Frank J. Koerner
GREAT WAY OF LEARNING ABOUT HISTORY AND SEE HOW RELIGION, ART AND ECONOMY MINGLEPublished 4 months ago by bart de splenter
A Perfect Red is a perfect read. Very thorough and met my expectations. I would recommend it to any one seeking information on the textile industry or color developmentPublished 5 months ago by ShadowEchoMe