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Color

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780130984869

ISBN10:
0130984868
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This book addresses the subject of color in all media, both fine and applied. It provides an informative introduction to understanding color from the approaches of aesthetics, science, psychology, and history; and includes beautiful illustrations and direct quotes from working artists about their perspectives about color use. The book discusses all facets of color in historic and contemporary paintings, with sections on the psychological and compositional effects of color, theories of color relationships, subtractive notation and light mixtures, color combinations, and color in fine art and applied design. For working artists and employees in the fields of art and design, such as painters, sculptors, crafters, photographers, advertisement creators, cartoonists, commercial designers, computer artists and website designers, architects, landscape designers, interior designers, and clothing designers.

Table of Contents

Preface 7(1)
Special Features of the Fourth Edition
7(1)
Acknowledgments
8(1)
Photo Credits 9(167)
Why Study Color?
11(2)
Color Basics
13(9)
The Physics of Light
13(1)
Light Colors
14(3)
Pigment Colors
17(1)
Saturation, Hue, Value
18(4)
Perceiving Colors
22(13)
The Human Eye
22(1)
Seeing Colors
23(4)
Variables in Color Perception
27(6)
Nonvisual Color Perception
33(2)
Psychological Effects of Color
35(11)
Warm and Cool Colors
35(1)
Physiological Effects
35(4)
Color Symbolism
39(1)
Personal Color Preferences
39(3)
Emotional Effects
42(1)
Local and Expressive Color
43(3)
Compositional Effects of Color
46(13)
Spatial Effects
46(7)
Balance and Proportion
53(3)
Emphasis
56(1)
Unity
57(2)
Theories of Color Relationships
59(11)
Early Theories
59(1)
Leonardo da Vinci
59(1)
Newton
60(1)
Moses Harris
61(1)
Goethe
61(2)
Runge
63(1)
Chevreul
64(1)
Rood
65(2)
Munsell
67(1)
Ostwald
67(3)
Subtractive Notation and Mixing
70(25)
Dye and Pigment Sources
70(2)
Lighting
72(1)
The Munsell Notation System
72(1)
The C.I.E. System
73(3)
Mixing Oils and Acrylics
76(3)
Ceramic Glazes
79(1)
Colored Glass
80(1)
Color Printing
80(6)
Color Photography
86(5)
Fiber Dyes
91(3)
Fading of Subtractive Colors
94(1)
Light Mixtures
95(15)
Video
95(1)
Computer Graphics
96(1)
Choosing Colors
97(5)
Computer Color Printers
102(1)
Color Management
102(2)
Dynamic Imagery and Virtual Reality
104(3)
Laser Art, Holography, and Multi-Media
107(3)
Color Combinations and Interactions
110(26)
Color Schemes
110(12)
Color Interactions
122(14)
Color in Fine Art
136(24)
Non-Western Traditions
136(3)
Historical Western Approaches
139(9)
Twentieth-Century Western Approaches
148(12)
Color in Applied Design
160(16)
Color Trends
160(1)
Color Psychology
161(3)
Graphic Design
164(3)
Interior Design
167(2)
Architecture
169(4)
Landscape Design
173(2)
Crafts
175(1)
Color Problems 176(2)
Glossary 178(3)
Notes 181(2)
Index 183

Excerpts

Coloris addressed to artists and art students in all media, in both fine and applied arts. It provides an informative but non-dogmatic introduction to the many different approaches to understanding color, including aesthetics, science, psychology, and history. Illustrations for the chapters on color concepts are taken from all media. Special aesthetic and practical considerations for color usage in each medium--such as ways that graphic designers use and specify printers' inks--are also explored. The realities of color use are accentuated by direct quotes from working artists. Technical terms are carefully defined in the text and also in a glossary. Those appearing in the glossary are printed in boldface when first introduced in the text. Special Features of the Fourth Edition This fourth edition ofColorreflects the tremendous range of color choices in the studio and the marketplace. There are now millions of colors available through computer graphics, more than the human eye can even distinguish. The section on computer-generated colors includes the complications of color matching when designers are working with both computer and printing technologies. Color choices in such crafts fields as ceramics, glass, and fibers are also mushrooming as they cross the soft boundary between fine and applied arts. Optical color effects continue to be an area of artistic experimentation, and these are illustrated and discussed in detail. In the midst of these burgeoning choices, students are given a clear and solid foundation for understanding uses of color. Some 35 lively new images have been added to this edition, from cave paintings to twenty-first century virtual reality installations. Illustrations of points under discussion reflect the great variety in color applications, including historic and contemporary paintings, sculpture, installation pieces, crafts, photographs, advertisements, cartoons, commercial design, computer art, video, architecture, landscape design, interior design, and clothing. The work of women and multicultural art are naturally interwoven throughout the text. For this edition, new visual demonstrations have been added, such as the effects of different lighting sources, reflective qualities of different surfaces, the Bezold Effect, and the phenomenon of color constancy. There is new material on the emotional and physiological effects of different hues, and on the spatial effects of colors. Cutting-edge virtual reality and video installations are illustrated and discussed. Website design and current printing technologies are included in updated discussions of computer-based art. Technical sections have been modified for greater clarity and ease of understanding. Technical material is provided in ways that can form take-off points for artists' own explorations of the intriguing world of color. A special characteristic of this book is its extensive use of artists' own words about their use of color. More such quotations have been incorporated into this edition, and a new feature has been added: artists' quotations introducing each chapter. Another special new feature of this edition is an appendix of Studio Color Problems. These comprise a great treasury of practical experiments with color based on the experiential teaching methods of the great colorist Josef Albers. Those using his experiential method might like to assign the first two chapters of the text to develop a general orientation and a basic vocabulary before launching into studio work, and then continue with the more theoretical and practical material introduced later in the book once students have made some discoveries on their own. Professor Zelanski is a former student of Albers and has found this method highly successful in four decades of teaching. Acknowledgements Among the many artists in various media with whom we have worked in preparation of this book, we would l


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