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How Owen Jones put colour back into design

Art, design and architecture used to be the domain of pure white, from columns to marble sculptures. That was until British designer Owen Jones changed everything, with his focus on colours and the patterns we see in our everyday lives. Diane Dean reports on his enduring legacy.  With thanks to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for this feature and audio. 

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Were the ancient Greeks and Romans colour blind?

Homer left historians with the impression that the ancient Greeks and Romans had an under-developed appreciation of colour. The ancients, in fact, were a shade more sophisticated than that and understood colour in a completely different way to us, argues Mark Bradley.  By kind permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, we are pleased to bring you this fascinating look at colour.

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