Colour: How to Use Colour in Art and Design
Summary: This book provides a thorough grounding in colour theory as well as 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 ehtir application to compositions in various media. The final part of the book focuses on the psychological, symbolic and cultural aspects of colour.
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I had an hard time with this book.
More often than not the concepts explained in it were worded in a way that was ambiguous and difficult to understand. And by that I mean, not only I had trouble deciphering what was actually being said, but what was said was often vague and difficult to interpret in a single and straight forward way.
Even though English is not my first language, this is possibly the first book written in English I've had trouble understanding. It's not like the concepts explained in it are complicated, but the language used makes them needlessly hard to understand (the fact that I used the word "decipher" should tell you something).
Also, better example images would have gone a long way in helping me out. Those were also generally a let down.
If you read this book careful you'll learn a lot about color theory and proper aspect of combinations
Color Systems and Color Wheels
The Dimension of Value
The Dimension of Intensity
The Dimension of Temperature
Color and the Elements of Design Space
Putting Color to UseThen and
Coloring AgentsLiquid Binders