The principles of harmony and contrast of colors and their applications to the arts
This masterwork by the renowned 19th century scientist and authority on color is unquestionably one of the greatest books ever written on color. The original color is restored. An introduction and explanatory notes by Faber Birren.
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The English Edition
On the law of simultaneous contrast of colours SECOND DIVISION
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aerial perspective afterimages agreeable appear artists association assortment White bands BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY binary assortments Blue and Violet bluer brilliant CHAPTER COLOR PLATE coloured light coloured materials coloured objects complementary colour contiguous contrast effects contrast of colours contrast of tone different colours employed example experiment fact flat tints flowers France Gobelins tapestry Green threads Greenish-Yellow Grey harmonies of analogy harmony of contrast hues imitation impr Impressionism Indigo influence Institut de France intensity juxtaposed juxtaposition latter law of contrast LAW OF SIMULTANEOUS less light tones luminous M. E. Chevreul mixed contrast mixture modifications Neo-Impressionism normal tone observations Orange Orange-Yellow painter painting in flat paper Paris patterns perceive phenomena picture pigments placed portion preceding present principle produced pure colour rays falling reflected relation remark render reproduce result retina Savonnerie carpets scale sciences seen simultaneous contrast spectator stripes stuff successive contrast surface tion Violet weft White ground white light