The Elements of Color

Author(s): Faber Birren


Nearly 160 full-colour charts diagrams, and paintings illustrate this first publication of the colour theories of the famous Bauhaus teacher and painter. Both the physical and enotional nature of colour is studied. The seven basic color contrasts are examined in details and clarified with 28 full-colour reproductions of painting masterpieces.


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Color Physics; Color Agent and Color Effect; Concord of Colors; Subjective Timbre; Theory of Color Design; The Twelve-Part Color Circle; ; The Seven Color Contrasts: Hue, Light-Dark, Cold-Warm, Complementary, Simultaneous, Saturation; Extension; Color Mixing; The Color Sphere; Color Harmony; Form and Color; Spatial Effect of Colors; Theory of Color Impression; Theory of Color Expression; Composition; Postscript.

General Fields

  • : 9780471289296
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : January 1970
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Faber Birren
  • : Hardback
  • : 96