A Book About Color: A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists

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Macmillan, Apr 13, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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Beginning with the six houses on Color Street—red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple—and concluding with the introduction of the color wheel, in this follow-up to A Book About Design Mark Gonyea explains how artists visualize and choose colors. A Book about Color uses simple building blocks of color, shape, and design to introduce young artists to the world of color theory.
A Book About Color is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


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User Review  - MeganSchneider - LibraryThing

This book is great for a young artist in the making. It breaks down colors and their complexity in a very easy way to understand. The book leads up to the reveal of the color wheel in a very organic and memorable way. Read full review

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User Review  - kbartholomew1 - LibraryThing

This book can be used as an educational tool in the classroom. Some of the things the book teaches about include: primary and secondary colors, emotions behind colors, how to mix colors, how to pair ... Read full review


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Mark Gonyea was born in upstate New York and spent the majority of his childhood consuming cartoons, video games, and monster movies. He lives in Vermont.


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