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Artist's Color Manual: The Complete Guide to Working with Color

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Developed by the same team that created Artist's Manual and Art Class, both top-selling art reference books, Artist's Color Manual is the ultimate guide to color for visual artists. Whether they work in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, or inks, artists of all stripes will find information and ideas flowing from every profusely illustrated page. Renown ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 27th 2003 by Chronicle Books
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Carrie
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Learn more about different mediums, the history of the word orange, and why a color index is useful today on Artist Strong.
I have a confession to make: I am an art book junkie. When I moved to Dubai from Massachusetts my suitcases were full of clothes. And books. Lots and lots of art books. Today’s Top 10 Takeaways is from The Artist’s Color Manual by Simon Jennings.

In the past 200 years so many new pigments and colors have been created that artists now have two to three times the number of pigm
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Kaffeeklatsch and Books
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Borrowed from my local library. Very good references and I learned heaps about colors and mixing, which I will use in my future paintings.
Stacey
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-non-fiction
Some of the more hyper-critical reviews have me wondering what people expect of such a book... The Artist's Color Manual is ludicrously informative, particularly in the descriptions of the evolution of each color's historical mode of production. It'll have you wondering how, if pigment, up until modern times, really was so toxic, any artist survived for more than a few years of art-making without poisoning themselves. And you know those weird little numbers all over your paint tubes you always w ...more
Banzai
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
So very useful! I'll never have to make a color chart again! I couldn't believe my luck in this find- hundreds of ideas on ways to strike out into new chromatic territory, break bad color-mixing habits,media techniques, and a very interesting section devoted to the history of each hue and the process of making it. I love this book. Love it.
Tomas Björnsson
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
The first half is very usefull But the last part (the artist walkthrough) is a bit superficial - But still absolutly worth reading
Brigette
Nov 09, 2007 rated it really liked it
like really good chocolate for the eyes. The writing is fine, but it's the deep, saturated images of color that brings bliss.
Lara
Feb 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: artists
This book is aesthetically beautiful and shares a ton of information about our world of colors.
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