Finding Fire

Finding Fire

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by Terry Odell
     
 

A fascinating and idiosyncratic journey through colour — its history, its meaning, and its effect on everyday life.

Janice Lindsay, an experienced colour designer with a background in art history and design, has always been passionate and curious about colour. In this book she shares a lifetime of discoveries about why colour, something we think will be

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A fascinating and idiosyncratic journey through colour — its history, its meaning, and its effect on everyday life.

Janice Lindsay, an experienced colour designer with a background in art history and design, has always been passionate and curious about colour. In this book she shares a lifetime of discoveries about why colour, something we think will be simple to use and understand, is so complex. She takes us on a journey that combines history, biology, and interior design with personal insights from years of helping others choose colour and get it right. Along the way she recounts how a yellow was once made from cow’s urine and can be used as an intellectual stimulant. How blue used to be considered light black before it gained popularity and became more expensive than gold. And how vermilion red used to look better the longer it was ground — twenty years was just about long enough.

Lindsay explains how the invisible colour in daylight is as essential to our bodies as air and water. Colour is not just decoration, it has the power to change how we feel and function. She tells stories of colour-blind clients, of clients who thought they were happy living without colour until they found out what they were missing, and students whose marks improved once colour was added to the halls. Lindsay explains how we have a colour wisdom that is millions of years in the making based on nature encoded into our DNA and that we need to draw on that wisdom to humanize our built environments. Colour can make a house a home.

This book is about you. You and colour are linked in ways that we haven’t imagined. Beware: after reading this book you will never look at colour the same way again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013414679
Publisher:
Terry Odell
Publication date:
09/25/2011
Series:
Pine Hills Police
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
335,913
File size:
285 KB

Meet the Author

Terry Odell was born in Los Angeles, moved to Florida, and now makes her home in Colorado. An avid reader (her parents tell everyone they had to move from their first home because she finished the local library), she always wanted to "fix" stories so the characters did what she wanted. Once she began writing, she found this wasn't always possible, as evidenced when the mystery she intended to write rapidly became a romance. When she thought about it, she realized that her favorite mysteries were series where she could follow the developing relationships of the protagonist—to the point where she'd read the book twice; once for the relationship and again to follow the crime and its solution. So, she started reading romance, and found there was a genre that included mystery themes as well as a relationship.

Although her genre is labeled "romantic suspense", Terry prefers to think of her books as "Mysteries With Relationships." You can find more about her at her website, http://www.terryodell.com.

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Finding Fire 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several of her books. They are good stories & well written.
pokypeg More than 1 year ago
I have read several of Terry Odell books and enjoyed them however, this book needed to be advertised as being synopsis of several stories. It was like getting a very short condensed version of each story. Just wish the review had been clearer.
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Fanaken More than 1 year ago
I find the Odell books very fun reading. Pat Wiggins
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