Kunst Der Farbe
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Kunst Der Farbe

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A useful simplification and condensation of Johannes ltten's major work. The Art of Color, this book covers subjective feeling and objective color principles in detail. It presents the key to understanding color in ltten's color circle and color contrasts.
Published 1987 by Otto Maier Verlag (first published 1961)
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Good information here on color use. Hits lots of topics that I have seen overlooked by other color theory instruction i.e. artistic process, use of grays, impact of quantity/brilliance/hue in color-to-color relationships.

The book uses many long and detailed descriptions of processes and relationships. These would be better explained by diagrams and images of the processes. The book also references specific works as illustration of particular color use but does not include photos of these works....more
Farhang Rezaei
خواندن این کتاب به دقیقتر دیدن و حساستر شدن نگاه ما به رنگها و محیط پیرامون کمک شایانی میکند. هر چند به نظر میرسد در ترجمه فارسی، ناشر نهایت امانتداری را در چاپ دستنوشته های مترجم به کار برده و آنها را بی هیچ ویرایشی روانه بازار کرده است.
Gee, if this is a simplification I probably couldn't fathom the original! This is, however technical, a great introduction to the MAGIC of color! For example with this book you can learn to make gray become any color you want! An excellent reference.
Nov 13, 2007 Erika rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Artists/creative types
Shelves: art
Parts of this book were completely eye opening for me, and other parts were so hard to wade through and stay awake that I skipped them completely. Good stuff if you are really interested in colors, and I suggest picking up Itten's color wheel as well.
Ann Appley
yes, it was a required text at one point, and yes, even art students tend to hate colour theory -- but that doesn't change the fact that this book opened my eyes to so many things about colour that, although simple, were often overlooked.
This was an ok book... wasn't what I was hoping for. I read it for my color theory class in College. I was hoping for more like color physiology after that class I found out they were two totally different subjects.
This was an interesting little book that would mean more to anyone studying art. I read it to learn about color, not necessarily about painting and composition.
Very good food for thought and introduction to color theory. Highly recommended for artists of all types.
کتابی مختصر اما کاربردی. درضمن به لحاظ ویراستاری خیلی ایراد داشت که امیدوارم در چاپهای بعدی اصلاح شود.‏
enlightening formulation of the very nature of color. should prove hugely useful. a shit ton of knowledge...
Nov 02, 2010 Mariana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: artists, designers, visual people,
Alternate title: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Color but Had No Idea Even Existed.
Textbook from my art school days: still own it, which says something!
Excellent resource for understanding color theory
Bill Van Dusen
Good book for anyone in the arts.
Excellent basic on color theory
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a Swiss expressionist painter, designer, teacher, writer and theorist associated with the Bauhaus (Staatliche Bauhaus) school. Together with German-American painter Lyonel Feininger and German sculptor Gerhard Marcks, under the direction of German architect Walter Gropius, Itten was part of the core of the Weimar Bauhaus.
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