The Elements of Color

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John Wiley & Sons, 1970 - Architecture - 96 pages
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This is the most complete document of one of the landmarks of modern education in art - the famous Basic Course at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany. Itten was the teacher who organized it at the invitation of Walter Gropius. First published in 1963 when Itten was still alive, the book has been revised and updated by Itten's widow, Anneliese Itten, and includes new material from the basic course at the Bauhaus, as well as visual examples and descriptions of the refinements made by Itten in later course in Berlin and Zurich.
  

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Textbook from my art school days: still own it, which says something! Read full review

Review: The Elements of Color: A Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten Based on His Book the Art of Color

User Review  - treus - Goodreads

Very good food for thought and introduction to color theory. Highly recommended for artists of all types. Read full review

Contents

Foreword and evaluation
6
Color Physics
15
Subjective Timbre
26
The Seven Color Contrasts
33
Color Mixing
64
Color Harmony
72
Theory of Color Impression
79
Composition
90
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