Modern Color/modern Architecture: Amédée Ozenfant and the Genealogy of Color in Modern Architecture
Do colours have different spatial and architectural effects? What is the psychological impact of colour? Are colours endowed with symbolic meaning? What is a natural colour? These questions have a long, contentious history, especially among architects of the modern period. A key figure in that history is Amedee Ozenfant, painter, critic and friend of Le Corbusier, who in the first half of the 20th century founded a school in London where he conducted experiments and wrote about colour in architecture. Those experiments have been reconstructed for this book, which also includes reprints of his most important articles on the subject. The book provides a survey of this most contemporary topic that aims to inspire and inform designers and architects.
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