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

Part I: Color Foundations
Chapter 1: What is Color?
Chapter 2: Color Systems and Color Wheels
Chapter 3: Color Theorists
Chapter 4: Coloring Agents
Chapter 5: Digital Color Media and Technology

Part II Dimensions of Color
Chapter 6: The Dimension of Hue
Chapter 7: The Dimension of Value
Chapter 8: The Dimension of Intensity
Chapter 9: The Dimension of Temperature

Part III: Color in Compositions
Chapter 10: Color and the Principles of Design
Chapter 11: Color and Elements of Design
Chapter 12: Color Interactions
Chapter 13: Color and the Effects of Illumination

Part IV: The Influence of Color
Chapter 14: Color Symbolism
Chapter 15: Putting Color to Use— Past, Present, and Future
Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Credits

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