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Best Color Theory Books

Recommendations from 18 articles, Neil Pasricha.
Best Color Theory Books
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Interaction of Color
50th Anniversary Edition
Josef Albers - 2013-06-28 (first published in 1971)
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Josef Albers’s 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’s unique ideas of color experimentation in a way that is valuable to specialists as well as to a larger audience.Originally published by Yale Univ...
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Color Choices
Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory
Stephen Quiller - 2002-02-01 (first published in 1989)
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Internationally renowned artist and best selling author Stephen Quiller shows readers how to discover their own personal "color sense" in Color Choices, a book that offers readers a fresh perspective on perfecting their own color styles.With the help of his own "Quiller Wheel," a special foldout wheel featuring 68 precisely placed colors, the autho...
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Color by Betty Edwards
A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors
Betty Edwards - 2004-09-23
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Millions of people have learned to draw using the methods of Dr. Betty Edwards's bestseller The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Now, much as artists progress from drawing to painting, Edwards moves from black-and-white into color. This much-awaited new guide distills the enormous existing knowledge about color theory into a practical me...
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Color and Light
A Guide for the Realist Painter (Volume 2) (James Gurney Art)
James Gurney - 2010-11-30
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From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist.James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series...
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The Secret Lives of Color
Kassia StClair - 2017-10-24
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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 im...
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Secret Language of Color
Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet
Joann Eckstut - 2013-10-22
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In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world.Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades nearly all aspects of life, from the subatomic realm an...
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Color Theory
An essential guide to color-from basic principles to practical applications (Artist's Library)
Patti Mollica - 2013-01-01
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In this essential guide, accomplished artist Patti Mollica walks you through the most important aspects of color theory as they relate to oil and acrylic painting. From pigment characteristics and color mixing to color psychology, you'll find all the information you need to make dynamic, harmonious, and meaningful color choices in your own works of...
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A Dictionary Of Color Combinations
Various - 2011-01-01
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Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was an artist, teacher, costume and kimono designer during a turbulent time in avant-garde Japanese art and cinema. Wada was ahead of his time in developing traditional and Western influenced colour combinations, helping to lay the foundations for contemporary colour research. Based on his original 6-volume work from the 1930...
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Making Color Sing, 25th Anniversary Edition
Practical Lessons in Color and Design
Jeanne Dobie - 2011-01-11 (first published in 1986)
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Through clear, illuminating excercises, this best-selling book stimulates new ways to think about color, generating responses that unlock personal creativity and allow artists to express themselves with paint as never before. Readers are shown how the interplay of complementary hues can trigger vibrations; how the push and pull of warm and cool col...
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Color, 2nd edition
A workshop for artists and designers (A practical guide on color application for artists and designers)
David Hornung - 2012-09-05 (first published in 2004)
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Taking a practical approach to color, Color: A workshop for artists and designers is an invaluable resource for art students and professionals alike. With its sequence of specially designed assignments and in-depth discussions, it effectively bridges the gap between color theory and practice to inspire confidence and understanding in anyone who wor...
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Theory of Colours
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 2016-02-26
Color Inspirations by Darius A Monsef Iv Iv Monsef Darius A. Darius A. Monsef IV
The Elements of Color by Johannes Itten
Chroma by Derek Jarman
Color Mixing Bible by Ian Sidaway
Design Elements, Color Fundamentals by Aaris Sherin
Pantone by Leatrice Eiseman
Exploring Color Workshop, 30th Anniversary Edition by Nita Leland
Artist's Color Manual by Simon Jennings
Confident Color by Nita Leland
Color Studies by Edith Anderson Feisner
On Color by David Kastan
Color Problems by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel
The art of color; by Johannes Itten
Color by Alexandra Loske
Bright Earth by Philip Ball
Contemporary Color by Steven Bleicher
Color Third Edition by David Hornung
Color Lab for Mixed-Media Artists (Lab Series) by Deborah Forman
Color Design Workbook by Sean Adams
Understanding Color by Linda Holtzschue