The elements of color: a treatise on the color system of Johannes Itten, based on his book The art of color
This is the most complete document of one of the landmarks of modern education in art - the famous Basic Course at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany. Itten was the teacher who organized it at the invitation of Walter Gropius. First published in 1963 when Itten was still alive, the book has been revised and updated by Itten's widow, Anneliese Itten, and includes new material from the basic course at the Bauhaus, as well as visual examples and descriptions of the refinements made by Itten in later course in Berlin and Zurich.
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Color Physics 1
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12-hue color circle afterimage artist background Bauhaus blue blue-green blue-violet bluish Cezanne character chiaroscuro chro chromatic colors cold and warm cold-warm contrast color areas color combinations color composition color contrast color effect color expression color harmony color sphere color theory complementary colors complementary pairs Contrast of extension contrast of hue contrast of saturation depth effect diluted dull exercises expressive values form and color Goethe gonals gradations gray square Greco green Grunewald horizontal individual Jan van Eyck Kandinsky Konrad Witz light and dark light-dark contrast lmpressionists luminous mil lion million mixture modulations nature neutral gray orange painters painting pairs of complementaries Philipp Otto Runge pigments Pointillism proportions pure colors radiant red-orange red-violet Rembrandt simultaneous contrast simultaneous effect spectrum subjective color subtractive colors symbolic tetrads tints and shades Titian tonal tones triad triangle vertical violet visual vivid white and black yellow yellow-green