This book addresses the subject of color in all media, both fine and applied. It provides an informative introduction to understanding color from the approaches of aesthetics, science, psychology, and history; and includes beautiful illustrations and direct quotes from working artists about their perspectives about color use. The book discusses all facets of color in historic and contemporary paintings, with sections on the psychological and compositional effects of color, theories of color relationships, subtractive notation and light mixtures, color combinations, and color in fine art and applied design. For working artists and employees in the fields of art and design, such as painters, sculptors, crafters, photographers, advertisement creators, cartoonists, commercial designers, computer artists and website designers, architects, landscape designers, interior designers, and clothing designers.
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