Addressed to artists and art students in all media --in both fine and applied arts -- this book provides an introduction to the many different approaches to understanding color and its uses -- including aesthetics, science, psychology, and history. KEY TOPICS: Covers Color Basics; Perceiving Colors; Psychological Effects of Color; Compositional Effects of Color; Theories of Color Relationships; Subtractive Notation and Mixing; Light Mixtures; Color Combinations and Interactions; Color in Fine Art; and Color in Applied Design. Considers special aesthetic and practical considerations for color usage in each medium. Discusses color management with computer technologies. Provides direct quotes from working artists about the realities of color use. Features many demonstrations/illustrations -- in color and black and white -- of color effects and media -- including historic and contemporary paintings, photographs, crafts, advertisements, cartoons, commercial design, computer art, video, architecture, landscape design, sculpture, and clothing. For artists and art students in all media -- in both fine and applied arts.
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An overview of color, covering various color theories, classifications, uses through the ages, mixing, and many other topics. It is full of full color images and helpful diagrams. As far as textbooks ... Read full review
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The second edition of this book was required reading for a color course I enrolled in, and it is an excellent book on color theory as it applies to art and design. Read full review
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