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This book addresses the subject of color in all media, both fine and applied. It provides an informative introduction to understanding color from the approaches of aesthetics, science, psychology, and history; and includes beautiful illustrations and direct quotes from working artists about their perspectives about color use. The book discusses all facets of color in histo ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 30th 2002 by Prentice Hall (first published January 1st 1989)
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An overview of color, covering various color theories, classifications, uses through the ages, mixing, and many other topics. It is full of full color images and helpful diagrams. As far as textbooks go, this one is well written and decently engaging. There were some chapters, like Physiological Effects of Color, where I found myself reading because of how interesting the material was, not just to get the answers for my class assignment. I learned a lot from this book; color is fascinating.
The second edition of this book was required reading for a color course I enrolled in, and it is an excellent book on color theory as it applies to art and design.
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