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The Invention Of Blue

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Published on Aug 10, 2017

Watch my newest video, "The Dot Game That Breaks Your Brain": https://youtu.be/XKsTGdN-4_M

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Written, Produced, Edited and Hosted by Kevin Lieber
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Contributing Researcher & Editor Matthew Tabor, Koala Fight Media
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VFX by Eric Langlay
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Select Music by Jake Chudnow
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Special Thanks Paula Lieber
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**** LINKS AND SOURCES ****

BOOKS

The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay
https://www.amazon.com/Brilliant-Hist...

Blue: The History Of A Color by Michel Pastoureau
https://www.amazon.com/Blue-History-C...

Secret Language Of Color by Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut
https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Languag...

SPECIAL THANKS

Virginia Postrel
https://vpostrel.com/
https://www.amazon.com/Substance-Styl...

Victoria Finlay
https://victoriafinlay.com/

Joshua J. Mark
http://www.ancient.eu/user/JPryst/

Kidmograph
http://www.kidmograph.com/
https://www.instagram.com/kidmograph/

Outro Song “I Came Back For You” by Trevor Something
https://trevorsomething.bandcamp.com/...

ARTICLES

Pigments Through The Ages
https://goo.gl/ytfGV3
https://goo.gl/D6nwMs

Color In Art
https://goo.gl/4Bu7pD

Harvard Color Vault
https://goo.gl/Q86ixm
https://goo.gl/Y43xCb

Little Snow White
https://goo.gl/Lsm8Xt

A Story Of Blue
https://goo.gl/4GsVFB

The Material History of the Color Blue
https://goo.gl/TT5vMS

True Blue Stands Out in an Earthy Crowd by Natalie Angier
https://goo.gl/wiFy7g

Why Is The Sky Blue?
https://goo.gl/KzoAcb

Blue Through The Centuries
https://goo.gl/Eh2og1

History Of Blue
https://goo.gl/pq5BDC

William Gladstone And The Odyssey
https://goo.gl/J8dDD5

No One Could See The Color Blue Until Modern Times by Kevin Loria
https://goo.gl/tUqph6

Why Is Blue The World’s Favorite Color?
https://goo.gl/GkoLyg

It’s Not Easy Being Blue (For Plants) by Eric Dillalogue
https://goo.gl/h763Hq

Color Wavelengths
https://goo.gl/3D67Lw

The Science Of Blue Flowers
https://goo.gl/N74ySm

First Blue-Eyed Human
https://goo.gl/B5gYsw

Humanity’s Favorite Color
https://goo.gl/Kzef6s

Color In Market Research
https://goo.gl/TsaMcs

What’s Your Favorite Color?
https://goo.gl/eEJW9K

Islamic Poetry
https://goo.gl/zAEYMm

Starry Night, Edvard Munch
https://goo.gl/HVsZ24
https://goo.gl/9Tyjpt

Newton And The Color Spectrum
https://goo.gl/Hg5omA

Blue And Green Language Distinctions
https://goo.gl/aCk9NQ

Rainbows In Art
https://goo.gl/AXwkCD

True Origin Of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
https://goo.gl/QrYZuB

STUDIES

Russian Blues Reveal Effects Of Language On Color Discrimination
https://goo.gl/CQHWHn

Ancient Color Categories
https://goo.gl/EQgLE4

Philip Cohen
https://goo.gl/f77dzZ

Scott Design Inc. Color Poll
https://goo.gl/dHGt6p

ASSETS

Namakura Gatana 1917 restoration by sumerias1
https://goo.gl/uBFKro

Egyptian Blue Eye at The J. Paul Getty Museum
https://goo.gl/KvC6N1

Indigo by Shisha-Tom
https://goo.gl/zmekJX

Archaemenid Bowl from David Aaron
https://goo.gl/9ZzXVX

Lapis Lazuli Eyes photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen
https://goo.gl/rTCJj8

Lapis Lazuli Buddha
https://goo.gl/uUYpfw
https://goo.gl/zopx9g
https://goo.gl/yxiYpo

CSIC
https://goo.gl/TX7P3r

Indus Valley Diorama by Biswarup Ganguly
https://goo.gl/GzS4U6

Rainbows
https://goo.gl/w8LFVk
https://goo.gl/mf5Dce

Denim by Nikodem Nijaki
https://goo.gl/jBqbsH

Blue Cat The British Museum
https://goo.gl/N8pwiW

Woad by H. Zell
https://goo.gl/mXuryL

Lazurite by Didier Descouens
https://goo.gl/RLQd3w

Cochineal by Dick Culbert
https://goo.gl/ejkzc3

Cochineal by H. Zell
https://goo.gl/Whkh8x

Portrait of Edvard Munch from National Library of Norway
https://goo.gl/DBUoz6
https://goo.gl/GQAJF8

Tekhelet by Mnavon
https://goo.gl/eY94C6

Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/

The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural... The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white.
-Wassily Kandinsky
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