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Interaction of color

Interaction of color

Author: Josef Albers
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
Josef Albers' "Interaction of Color" is a masterwork in twentieth-century art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this timeless book presents Albers' unique ideas of colour experimentation in a way that is valuable to specialists as well as to a larger audience. Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Albers
ISBN: 0300115954 9780300115956
OCLC Number: 63185953
Notes: "Revised and expanded paperback edition"--Title page verso.
Original ed.: 1963.
Description: xi, 145 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Color recollection : visual memory --
2. Color reading and contexture --
3. Why color paper : instead of pigment and paint --
4. A color has many faces : the relativity of color --
5. Lighter and / or darker : light intensity, lightness --
Gradation studies : new presentations --
Color intensity : brightness --
6. 1 color appears as 2 : looking like the reversed grounds --
7. 2 different colors look alike : subtraction of color --
8. Why color deceptions? : after-image, simultaneous contrast --
9. Color mixture in paper : illusion of transparence --
10. Factual mixtures : additive and subtractive --
11. Transparence and space-illusion --
Color boundaries and plastic action --
12. Optical mixture : after-image revised --
13. The Bezold effect --
14. Color intervals and transformations --
15. The middle mixture again : intersecting colors --
16. Color juxtaposition : harmony : quantity --
17. Film color and volume color : 2 natural effects --
18. Free studies : a challenge to imagination --
Stripes : restricted juxtaposition --
Fall leaf studies : an American discovery --
19. The masters : color instrumentation --
20. The Weber-Fechner Law : the measure in mixture --
21. From color temperature to humidity in color --
22. Vibrating boundaries : enforced contours --
23. Equal light intensity : vanishing boundaries --
24. Color theories : color systems --
25. On teaching color : some color terms --
Explanation of color terms --
Variants versus variety --
26. In lieu of a bibliography : my first collaborators --
Plates and commentary.
Responsibility: Josef Albers ; [foreword by Nicholas Fox Weber].
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Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this book presents ideas of colour experimentation, featuring thirty colour studies, with Albers' unabridged text,  Read more...


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"'The Interaction of Colour... has proven key to understanding color relationships and human perception... Anyone who works with color should read Albers' findings, period.' Pamela Pfiffner, MacUser"

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