Contemporary Color Theory and Use

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Cengage Learning, 2005 - Art - 175 pages
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This beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated introduction to contemporary color offers working artists valuable insight into traditional color theory while examining the effective use of color in digital applications and 3D design work. Written by a leading design educator whose work is widely exhibited, Contemporary Color features a balanced examination of theory and its practical application in a technology-driven world. Topics range from color perception, color harmonies, pigments, colorants, and paints to digital color and 3D design. An intriguing discussion of the psychological impact of color and the future of color add a stimulating dimension to the book. Thoughtful contributions on creativity and best practices round out the inclusive coverage.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2
17
Chevreul Rood and Pointillism
23
Digital Color
29
Chapter 4
51
The Color Wheel
57
Complements
63
Interactions of Black and White
70
Chapter 6
89
Gamma and the Monitor
95
Chapter 7
107
Clays and Glazes
113
Performance and Body Art
119
Pointillism
125
Aboriginal and Outsider
131
and the Law
152
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Steven Bleicher is a faculty member of the Art and Humanities program at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

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