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Media Release: The Colour of Time by Marina Amaral & Dan Jones

The Colour of Time

A New History of the World 1850–1960

Marina Amaral & Dan Jones

Two hundred photographs of defining events of the modern world — brought to life as you have never seen them before.

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. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context, and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that 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 talented young Brazilian artist who specialises in the colourisation of historical photographs.

Dan Jones is a historian and the bestselling author of The Templars, Magna Carta and The Plantagenets.  @dgjones


For further information or to request an interview, please contact:
Nicola Woods, Campaign Manager, International Publishing

E: [email protected] or T: 02 9952 5004 

The Colour of Time: A New History of the World 1850-1960 by Marina Amaral & Dan Jones
Published: 5 October 2018

Imprint: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback; RRP: $45.00; ISBN: 9781786692689
e-book available


November 12, 2018


Media Release: The Colour of Time by Marina Amaral & Dan Jones


Nicola Woods

02 9952 5004 

[email protected]