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.

Contemporary Color Theory and Use

Author: Steven Bleicher
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133715146
Release Date: 2012-07-25
Genre: Design

CONTEMPORARY COLOR is back with a beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated second edition! Combining a solid grounding in traditional color theory and a thorough exploration of effective color use in digital applications and 3D design work, this introduction to contemporary color text is a must have for all art students. Written by a leading design educator and artist whose work is widely exhibited, this text features a balanced examination of essential theory and its practical application using today's cutting-edge technology. Contemporary Color, second edition covers a wide range of topics including all the basics on color theory, while also examining the latest on digital color, 3D design, and variations in color across nations and cultures. To complement this inclusive content, the text features thought-provoking discussions of the psychological impact of color, the future of color, creativity, and best practices for students and working artists. A vast collection of vivid images, drawn from both classical and contemporary artists, rounds out the text with powerful examples to illustrate applied color theory in all of its dazzling diversity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Rothko

Author:
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452156606
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Art

Mark Rothko's iconic paintings are some of the most profound works of twentieth-century Abstract Expressionism. This collection presents fifty large-scale artworks from the American master's color field period (1949–1970) alongside essays by Rothko's son, Christopher Rothko, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator of painting and sculpture Janet Bishop. Featuring illuminating details about Rothko's life, influences, and legacy, and brimming with the emotional power and expressive color of his groundbreaking canvases, this essential ebook brings the renowned artist's luminous work to light for both longtime Rothko fans and those discovering his work for the very first time.

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 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

Colour

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.

Josef Albers Glass Color and Light

Author: Josef Albers
Publisher: Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
ISBN: 0810968649
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Art

Josef Albers (1888-1976), famous as a master at Germany's Bauhaus until 1933, and then a professor in American schools such as Yale University, influenced many young artists. His Homage to the Square series of paintings remains an important example of 20th-century art. Yet Albers's first great works - the glass pictures that he made in Germany beginning in 1921 - remain little known. Starting with found fragments of colored glass, and later employing a sophisticated sandblasting process, Albers created a new art form.

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.

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.

Poems and Drawings

Author: Josef Albers
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300120338
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

In Poems and Drawings, first published in 1958, Josef Albers attempted to penetrate the meaning of art and life by the simplest, most disciplined means. This project was extremely important to Albers, who used its format to create complementary forms in both word and line that appear deceptively simple until they begin to disclose the author’s insights into nature, art, and life. Conceived as a kind of artist’s book, the publication features 22 of Albers’s refined line drawings alongside the same number of his original poems—each appearing in both English and German. Printed initially in a limited edition and long out of print, this new edition of Poems and Drawings replicates Albers’s original book design and includes four previously unpublished poems that reveal playful and tender details behind Albers’s personal relationships, along with a new introduction by Nicholas Fox Weber. For admirers of Albers, Poems and Drawings will provide a closer look at a celebrated artist who was also an affectionate and articulate writer.

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.

Color Theory

Author: José María Parramón
Publisher:
ISBN: 0823007553
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Art

In depth demonstrations teach how to interpret the basic shapes of the head and facial features. Everyone who paints or draws portraits worries most about one thing: getting an accurate likeness. But getting a likeness doesn't take genius and isn't based on a bag of tricks. It's really a matter of learning to use a logical procedure, based on careful observation of the subject, and then lots of practice. Drawing a Likeness is divided into three parts. In the first part you learn how to analyze a head--how to recognize the basic shapes and their variations, and place the features within the larger form of the head. Drawings of many different subjects serve as examples. In the second part, the actual drawing procedure is analyzed in minute detail as three different-shaped heads--oval, rectangular, and round--are drawn. Each of these three demonstrations contains a photograph of the subject and develops the portrait in great detail (45 actual steps) right down to the finished drawing. In the third part of the book, you learn how to use different combinations of drawing materials to create a wide range of effects: charcoal, Conté, and carbon pencils on both gray and white charcoal paper, graphite pencils on illustration board, soft and hard charcoal sticks and pencils on smooth board, charcoal and carbon pencil worked over acrylic-gessoed chipboard. There are six demonstrations in this section showing how to draw men and women of different ages. Each demonstration has ten steps, one per page, and includes a photograph of the subject. Drawing a Likeness is a basic, practical book for anyone who has ever tried to draw or paint a portrait--students, amateurs, professionals, and teachers.

Color Theory

Author: Patti Mollica
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 9781600583025
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Art

Cover subtitle: An Essential guide to color-- from basic principles to practical applications.