Colour: How to Use Colour in Art and Design

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Laurence King Publishing, 2006 - Art - 182 pages
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Providing a thorough grounding in colour theory, this book offers expert advice about putting the principles into practice. Beginning with an account of colour fundamentals and a history of colour theory, the author then explores in depth the four dimensions of colour and their application to compositions in various media. The final part of Colour, expanded in this new edition, focuses on the psychological, symbolic and cultural aspects of colour. The revision also includes 35 new images and new appendices comprising a chronological list of colour theorists, colour symbols in religion and historical colour palettes. It now includes illustrations covering fashion and interior design along with 100 works by both well-known artists and students. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for painters, photographers, interior designers and craftspeople - indeed all students of the arts.
 

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If you read this book careful you'll learn a lot about color theory and proper aspect of combinations

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I own this book and it's one of the best books on colour I've ever come across. I particularly enjoyed the appendices!

Contents

ysiology
4
Color Theorists
13
I
31
The Dimension of Value
39
The Dimension of Intensity
49
The Dimension of Temperature
56
Color and the Principles of Design
66
Color and the Elements of Design Space
78
Chapter n Color Interactions
94
Color and the Effects of Illumination
103
I
117
Chap
133
Appendix
158
26
168
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