This book features 12 essays and multimedia contributions, organized in the drop down menu you can access at the top left corner of your screen. You can read it straight through as a book, starting with the introduction and using the table of contents to find essays of particular interest, or you can dive into a single essay and follow the links between them. You might also want first to explore renowned textile artist Claudy Jongstra’s visual contribution, which effectively captures the spirit of collaboration and the labour of craftwork that inform the project.

This book is the result of collaborative, hands-on research into Burgundian Black colour worlds. In addition to the historical essays, it also features a Practical Guide to the Production of Black Pigments and Watercolours that introduces readers to historical colour-making technologies and can be used for teaching and workshops.

This publication has been realised as part of ARTECHNE, Techniques in the Arts, 1500-1950, a project led by Sven Dupré, that has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 648718).

Burgundian Black is published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC license.

To cite Burgundian Black:

Boulboullé, Jenny and Sven Dupré.  Burgundian Black: Reworking Early Modern Colour Technologies.  Santa Barbara: EMC Imprint, 2022.