- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (April 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 050051660X
- ISBN-13: 978-0500516607
- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 1.2 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Indigo: The Color that Changed the World 1st Edition
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About the Author
Catherine Legrand is the proprietor of an ethnic cloth boutique in Paris's Marais district.
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