Color Perception in Art
The most vital recent information on the relationship of visual perception to color expression in art is presented here in clear detail. Faber Birren, one of the best-known colorists of our time, prepares us for what he believes will be a new era of color expression. Pioneered by gestalt psychology many secrets of the brain are rapidly being discovered, resulting in creative new principles of color. The book is divided into three sections. First the history of nineteenth-and twentieth-century color expression is traced from Turner through Impressionism to Op Art. Next the parallel history of color theory is covered. Finally, the new concepts and interpretations of illumination, color constancy, adaptation, and the Law of Field Size, which created a revolution in the possibilities of color expression in art and their aesthetic implications, are discussed. These sections are supplemented by numerous black and white photographs of representative paintings, explanatory line drawings and the abstract, geometric color plates themselves-of the incomparable beauty and quality that are the hallmark of Faber Birren.
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BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION
THE DAY OF OP ART
THE MYSTERIES OF PERCEPTION
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Abstract Expressionism afterimage areas art of color artist blue brain bright chapter chromatic light clusters of stripes color constancy color expression color mixtures Color Perception Color Study XII color theory colored light composition Contrast of Colors create dark David Katz wrote dim light dots effect of luminosity effects of Color Eugene Delacroix Ewald Hering Faber Birren Fauvism film colors Georges Seurat Gestalt Psychology gray to appear History of Color human perception Illustration Impressionism Impressionists influence intensity iridescence J. M. W. Turner Josef Albers Kurt Koffka look luminous luster M. D. Vernon M. E. Chevreul mixtures of color Monet Neo-Impressionism Neo-Impressionists optical mixtures orange painters pigment Pissarro Principles of Color Ralph Evans red and green Rood seen sense of illumination simultaneous contrast spectrum Studies VIII subtractive surface colors tone treatise Turner values violet vision visual mixtures Visual Perception visual phenomena volume colors world of color yellow York