The Colour of Time spans more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history.
The book is a collaboration between a gifted Brazilian artist and a leading British historian.
Marina Amaral has created 200 stunning images, using contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions and bringing each of them to life in a style uniquely her own. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context, and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that made the world we live in today. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Colour of Time offers a unique – and often beautiful – perspective on the past.
Marina Amaral is a self-taught digital colorist with an incredible gift for breathing life into the past. She takes monochrome photos and gives them color, using rigorous historical research and a natural artist’s gift to produce rich, immediate, incredibly moving images of the most important events in world history. She was regarded by WIRED Magazine as the master of photo colorization. Her work has been widely reproduced in the most important media outlets around the globe, such as the BBC, CNN, the London Evening Standard, Le Monde, the Library of Congress and History Channel.
Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His internationally bestselling works include The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and The Templars. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series ‘Secrets of Great British Castles’. He writes a weekly column for the London Evening Standard and his writing also appears in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ and The Spectator. He lives in Surrey, UK.
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