Primary Sources: Selected Writings on Color from Aristotle to Albers

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Patricia Sloane
Design Press, 1991 - Science - 243 pages
This reference text goes directly to the source for theories about color. It cuts across disciplines to bring together key excerpts from the works of painters (Da Vinci, van Gogh), poets (Baudelaire, Goethe), philosophers (Russell), psychologists (Rorschach), aestheticians (Arnheim), inventors (Land), scientists (Newton), and such seminal color theorists as Itten, Birren and Munsell. Primary Sources presents the historical and aesthetic highlights of centuries worth of debate. Over fifty selections are accompanied by comments from Sloane that explain why the pieces are important and where they fit in the history of color theory.

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School of Aristotle c 322 269 B C
Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo 1538 1600
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 1832

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About the author (1991)

Sloane is Research Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, National University of Malaysia.

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