Colour: How to Use Colour in Art and Design

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Laurence King Publishing, 2006 - Art - 182 pages
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.
 

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

Contents

Partil
1
Color Systems and Color Wheels
8
Part II
33
The Dimension of Value
39
The Dimension of Intensity
49
The Dimension of Temperature
56
Exercises
63
Color and the Elements of Design Space
78
Structural Color
112
Part IV
119
Chap
123
Putting Color to UseThen and
134
Appendix 1
158
Coloring AgentsLiquid Binders
164
26
168
Glossary
171

Color Interactions
93
Color and the Effects of Illumination
103

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