Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green

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School of Color, 2001 - Art - 200 pages
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Artists, designers, printers, and crafters alike would agree that the selection and use of color is of great importance to their work. And yet, a great deal of misunderstanding surrounds color mixing. Michael Wilcox offers a total reassessment for the principles underlying color and color usage. This revised edition of the original Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green -- the first major breakaway from the traditional concepts of the three primary colors: red, blue and yellow -- contains more than 80 pages of new information on the transparency and makeup of colors and includes many new color mixing swatches.

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Review: Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green: Or How to Mix the Color You Want-Every Time

User Review  - Todd Cumpston - Goodreads

Clears up the mystery about color mixing... points you in the direction to quickly get the colors you want with the minimum of hassle. The book is written with a style that gets a bit redundant, but I ... Read full review

Review: Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green: Or How to Mix the Color You Want-Every Time

User Review  - Kelsey Grace - Goodreads

This was reasonably useful, but it isn't an essential text. Wilcox makes valid points about the lack of true colors and pure pigments, arguing for a color wheel composed of six primaries instead of the traditional three to allow for both warm and cool hues. Read full review

Contents

Our current approach to color mixing
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Mixing just two primaries
19
The Color Coded Mixing Palette
34
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About the author (2001)

Wilcox is an award-winning playwright, librettist and television writer.

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