Interaction of Color 50th Anniversary Edition

ISBN-10: 0300179359

ISBN-13: 9780300179354

Edition: 50th 2013

Authors: Josef Albers, Nicholas Fox Weber

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Josef Albers’sInteraction of Coloris a masterwork in art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this influential book presents Albers’s singular explanation of complex color theory principles. Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 color plates,Interaction of Colorfirst appeared in paperback in 1971, featuring ten color studies chosen by Albers, and has remained in print ever since. With over a quarter of a million copies sold in its various editions since 1963,Interaction of Colorremains an essential resource on color, as pioneering today as when Albers first created it. Fifty years afterInteraction’s initial publication, this new edition presents a significantly expanded selection of close to sixty color studies alongside Albers’s original text, demonstrating such principles as color relativity, intensity, and temperature; vibrating and vanishing boundaries; and the illusion of transparency and reversed grounds. A celebration of the longevity and unique authority of Albers’s contribution, this landmark edition will find new audiences in studios and classrooms around the world.
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List price: $18.00
Edition: 50th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 6/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Color recollection-visual memory
Color reading and contexture
Why color paper-instead of pigment and paint
A color has many faces-the relativity of color
Lighter and / or darker-light intensity, lightness
Gradation studies-new presentations
Color intensity-brightness
1 color appears as 2-looking like the reversed grounds
2 different colors look alike-subtraction of color
Why color deception?-after-image, simultaneous contrast
Color mixture in paper-illusion of transparence
Factual mixtures-additive and subtractive
Transparence and space-illusion
Color boundaries and plastic action
Optical mixture-after-image revised
The Bezold Effect
Color intervals and transformation
The middle mixture again-intersecting colors
Color juxtaposition-harmony-quantity
Film color and volume color-2 natural effects
Free studies-a challenge to imagination
Stripes-restricted juxtaposition
Fall leaf studies-an American discovery
The Masters-color instrumentation
The Weber-Fechner Law-the measure in mixture
From color temperature to humidity in color
Vibrating boundaries-enforced contours
Equal light intensity-vanishing boundaries
Color theories-color systems
On teaching color-some color terms
Explanation of color terms
Variants versus variety
In lieu of a bibliography-my first collaborators
Plates and commentary
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