Color in Interior Design

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In this beautiful reference work - the only one of its kind created solely for interior designers and design students - a famed practitioner and teacher offers a thorough foundation in all aspects of color. He firmly believes that a gift for color depends not on a mysterious inborn talent or "good taste," but on a set of professional skills that all of us can develop, hone, and enjoy. You will rediscover the principles of color, from science to psychological effects, always within the context of designing successful interior spaces. Some 300 illustrations - photographs, color charts, diagrams, and renderings - provide visual explication and real-world examples. Here you can survey the world from ancient Egypt to postmodern America to marvel at the use of color in historic interiors. And study the color innovations of such contemporary masters as Michael Graves, Suzanne Sekey, Norman Diekman, Shashi Caan, Alfredo De Vido, and Vignelli Associates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070501669
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/20/1995
  • Pages: 320

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Color in Interior Design 11
Ch. 3 Vision, Light, and Color 16
Ch. 4 Color Systems 32
Ch. 5 The Color Wheel 49
Ch. 6 Color Charts 63
Ch. 7 Color Schemes 77
Ch. 8 Color Schemes in Practice 88
Ch. 9 From Charts to Realization 106
Ch. 10 Analysis of Color Schemes 124
Ch. 11 Psychological Impact of Color 136
Ch. 12 Use of Color in Various Functional Contexts 158
Ch. 13 Color in Historic Interiors 184
Ch. 14 Work with Color 222
Ch. 15 Problems with Color 237
Ch. 16 Special Situations 245
Ch. 17 Color in Current Practice 255
Ch. 18 A Portfolio of Color Schemes 290
Glossary 297
Bibliography 299
Index 301
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