Interaction of Color

Author: Josef Albers
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300179354
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: Art

An experimental approach to the study and teaching of color is comprised of exercises in seeing color action and feeling color relatedness before arriving at color theory.

Interaction of Color

Author: Josef Albers
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300115954
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this timeless book presents Albers' unique ideas of color experimentation in a way that is valuable to specialists as well as to a larger audience.


Author: David Hornung
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1856694194
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Color

Demystifying its subject for professionals and students alike, this title inspires confidence in colour's application to graphic design, illustration, painting, textile art, and textile design.

Anni Albers

Author: Anni Albers
Publisher: Guggenheim Museum Publications
ISBN: 0892072725
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Art

Among the foremost textile designers of the 20th century, Anni Albers was a central figure of the Weaving Workshop at the Bauhaus in prewar Germany. Accompanying a centennial retrospective of her work, this volume contains full-color reproductions of Albers's most important weavings, drapery materials and wall coverings, as well as scores of her highly influential commercial textile designs. Anni Albers had an enormous effect on the design of yard materials worldwide. A comprehensive illustrated chronology details her fascinating life and career in Germany and in the United States, where she moved in the 1930s with her husband, the famed painter and instructor Josef Albers.

The Designer s Dictionary of Color

Author: Sean Adams
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781683350026
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Art

The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer’s Dictionary of Color opens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.

Design and Form

Author: Johannes Itten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471289302
Release Date: 1975-12-15
Genre: Architecture


Author: David Hornung
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0073023051
Release Date: 2004-07-28
Genre: Art

This new text connects color theory with its practical application in two-dimensional visual disciplines--graphic design, illustration, painting, textile art, and textile design. Fundamental color concepts are explored in a series of sixteen painted studies that guide students through a variety of color experiences. The lesson sequence moves logically from basic structural concepts, through experiments with color applications, to scenarios that facilitate color unity and expression.

Color Choices

Author: Stephen Quiller
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 0823006972
Release Date: 2002-02-01
Genre: Art

Discusses color relationships and the color wheel, tells how to develop color schemes, and shows a variety of paintings

Bright Earth

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226036286
Release Date: 2003-04-15
Genre: Art

From Egyptian wall paintings to the Venetian Renaissance, impressionism to digital images, Philip Ball tells the fascinating story of how art, chemistry, and technology have interacted throughout the ages to render the gorgeous hues we admire on our walls and in our museums. Finalist for the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Color Basics

Author: Stephen Pentak
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534613896
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

A guide to color theory and application for the beginning student, COLOR BASICS provides a versatile reference for art students. With a modular, two-page spread format, COLOR BASICS uses strong visual examples from art and design and the natural world.

The Brilliant History of Color in Art

Author: Victoria Finlay
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9781606064290
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Art

The history of art is inseparable from the history of color. And what a fascinating story they tell together: one that brims with an all-star cast of characters, eye-opening details, and unexpected detours through the annals of human civilization and scientific discovery. Enter critically acclaimed writer and popular journalist Victoria Finlay, who here takes readers across the globe and over the centuries on an unforgettable tour through the brilliant history of color in art. Written for newcomers to the subject and aspiring young artists alike, Finlay’s quest to uncover the origins and science of color will beguile readers of all ages with its warm and conversational style. Her rich narrative is illustrated in full color throughout with 166 major works of art—most from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Readers of this book will revel in a treasure trove of fun-filled facts and anecdotes. Were it not for Cleopatra, for instance, purple might not have become the royal color of the Western world. Without Napoleon, the black graphite pencil might never have found its way into the hands of Cézanne. Without mango-eating cows, the sunsets of Turner might have lost their shimmering glow. And were it not for the pigment cobalt blue, the halls of museums worldwide might still be filled with forged Vermeers. Red ocher, green earth, Indian yellow, lead white—no pigment from the artist’s broad and diverse palette escapes Finlay’s shrewd eye in this breathtaking exploration.

The Secret Lives of Color

Author: Kassia St Clair
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524704940
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Art

The unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture. “A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every color has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking.” —Simon Garfield, author of Just My Type

The Painter s Handbook

Author: Mark David Gottsegen
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823034968
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

Simulating a workshop studio course, this book provides action-photography sequences that enable readers to observe every step a master sculptor takes in building a portrait in clay.


Author: Betty Edwards
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781585422197
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

The author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain distills the complext principles of color theory into a practical, easy-to-follow method of working with color to produce harmonious and pleasing combinations, explaining how to see and use color and how to mix and combine hues. Simultaneous. One Spirit & QPB.

Intersecting Colors

Author: Brenda Danilowitz
Publisher: Amherst College
ISBN: 194320800X
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Art

Published to accompany an exhibit on Albers' work as both artist and teacher, this volume assesses Albers' understanding and teaching of color as "the most relative medium in art."