Color Studies / Edition 2

Color Studies / Edition 2

by Edith Anderson Feisner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563673940

ISBN-13: 9781563673948

Pub. Date: 10/15/2005

Publisher: Fairchild Books

This text introduces students in all the visual arts to color theory, the psychology of color perception, and the physics of color. It also offers tips for putting that knowledge into practice in a variety of media, from painting and other fine arts to interior design, architecture, fashion design, ceramics, textile design, and needlework. Four dimensions of…  See more details below

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This text introduces students in all the visual arts to color theory, the psychology of color perception, and the physics of color. It also offers tips for putting that knowledge into practice in a variety of media, from painting and other fine arts to interior design, architecture, fashion design, ceramics, textile design, and needlework. Four dimensions of color–hue, value, intensity, and temperature–are discussed in detail. Based on the author's many years of teaching the subject to students from all the major concentrations of the visual arts, the text presents concepts in a logical order, with each chapter building on the previous one.

  • Full-color reproductions of masterpieces of the fine and decorative arts further enhance the content and complex concepts
  • Practical excercises invite students to experiment with color by creating compositions that follow estalished principles of design
  • Examples of compositions by the author's own students enhance the readers' understanding as do diagrams, including color wheels illustrative of different theories
  • Glossary of key terms and bibliography of texts and publications
  • Appendix features: Coloring Agents-Dry Binders; Coloring Agents-Liquid Binders; Coloring Agents-Pigment Origins and Characteristics of Common Colors; Hue-Various Art Media matched to Color-Aid Paper Pure Hues; Color Legibility Rankings

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563673948
Publisher:
Fairchild Books
Publication date:
10/15/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.48(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1What is color?2
Ch. 2Color systems and color wheels8
Ch. 3Color theorists13
Ch. 4Coloring agents23
Ch. 5The dimension of hue34
Ch. 6The dimension of value39
Ch. 7The dimension of intensity49
Ch. 8The dimension of temperature56
Ch. 9Color and the principles of design66
Ch. 10Color and the elements of design space78
Ch. 11Color interactions94
Ch. 12Color and the effects of illumination102
Ch. 13Color symbolism120
Ch. 14Putting color to use - then and now134
App. 1Color content identification charts158
App. 2Chronological list of color theorists162
App. 3Coloring agents - dry binders163
App. 4Coloring agents - liquid binders164
App. 5Coloring agents - pigment origins and characteristics of common colors164
App. 6Hue - various art media matched to color-aid paper pure hues165
App. 7Value orders168
App. 8Color legibility rankings168
App. 9Color symbols in religion169
App. 10Historical color palettes170

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