Book Discussion on Mauve: A Color That Changed the World

Mr. Garfield talked about his book Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World, published by W.W. Norton. The book… read more

Mr. Garfield talked about his book Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World, published by W.W. Norton. The book is the account of how chemist William Perkin accidentally discovered the color mauve in 1856 while trying to produce artificial quinine, an anti-malaria drug. The color quickly took hold in the fashion districts of Europe and in turn affected the future studies of chemistry. Perkin’s discovery proved the industrial applications of chemistry research, which later produced explosives, perfume, photography, and today’s plastics industry. After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Mauve: A Color That Changed the World

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Jun 3, 2001
Last Aired:
Jul 22, 2001

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  • Jun 03, 2001 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 09, 2001 | 10:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 22, 2001 | 4:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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