A TREATISE ON THE COLOR SYSTEM OF JOHANNES ITTEN This present book, The Elements of Color, by Johannes of color and form, proportions, texture . File:Itten Johannes The Elements of (file size: MB, MIME type: application/pdf). I love this book, and would recommend it to anyone into color theroy. Itten is a color genius, and this book proves it. The Elements of Color by Johannes Itten.

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The Elements of Color by Johannes Itten (review). Arthur Karp. Leonardo, Volume 5, Number 2, Spring , pp. (Review). Published by The MIT Press. there general rules and laws of color for the artist, or is the aesthetic appreciation of colors governed solely by The elements of colour by Johannes Itten. Adolf Holzel exercised an important influence on modern art with his theory of color. Now with his ART OF COLOR Johannes Itten makes a contribution.

In his illuminating commentary Mr.

Birren shows how many of Chevreul's ideas on color harmony, contrast effects, optical mixtures, and legibility have been validated by modern scientific research in visual perception. Birren also provides a helpful glossary of Chevreul's terminology. Lavishly illustrated, the volume contains many color plates, including 15 plates from the original French edition, photographs of Gobelins tapestries, and full-page reproductions of outstanding Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist paintings.

Johannes Itten-The Elements of Color

Essential as a reference book for artist and art educators, this volume will also be a source of fresh inspiration for fashion designers, interior decorators, and all others concerned with color in any medium-and it makes good reading for all those interested in the history of men and ideas.

My students have worn out my copy -- needs to be reprinted and made known in college art departments.

Good, solid informational writing and illustrations. A must-have book for artists and students. Color and Meaning: Art, Science, and Symbolism by John Gage Reviewer from Dallas, Texas John Gage, the most thorough and clear-thinking historian of color theory, has produced another superb book, rich in references and sound historical bases from which we may go forward ourselves.

The Elements of Color

There are a number of things any reader will delight in finally grasping. With me, it was that interesting distinction between pluralist and unified color modes page that I finally understand; and there are many other sound explanations that will delight the serious student of color.

It is all the more baffling that Gage never reaches a discussion of such things as Land's color theory in relation to Polaroid, and even more important, the workings of color in the computer and its printer.

If there ever was a codification millions of colors in relation to primaries it is in the design of these systems used by all of us.

The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color

Yet Color and Meaning reads as if the computer has not yet been invented. In this book Itten examines two different approaches to understanding the art of color. Subjective feelings and objective color principles are the two poles which are described in detail and clarified with numerous color reproductions.

The key to this knowledge lies in the color circle and the seven color contrasts which are found on pages The problems of visual, emotional and symbolic color effects are carefully explored with numerous color illustrations. The systematic color exercises are followed by outstanding reproductions of paintings by the great masters - 28 large size, four-color plates - which offer insight into all the epochs of Western painting from the early Middle Ages to Klee and Picasso.

With each reproduction is one of Professor Itten's famous analyses which proves how conscious awareness and use of color contrast has been an important means of expression. This gives an extraordinary approach to the understanding of expressionistic painting. If you are a designer or art monger, you owe it to yourself to read this book.

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It is a discription of his Basic Course everyone had to take it The Color Star by Johannes Itten This an absolute must for all people who work with fibre, paint or just want to understand colour. The ultimate colour wheel. Kepler spent his life observing planetary motion, and distilling his observations down to simple laws of gravity. Change planets to color, and gravity to human vision, and you have Josef Albers.

This book describes the gravitational laws of color. It has the whiff of simple perfection: It is the bible of color interaction, and will remain so until an Isaac Newton comes along and explains these laws further.

In the rare book collection, I had a look at the first edition, from It's this enormous book with lots of colored paper and plates for you to experiment with. I really wish it were still in print I'd download it at once.

The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonne collects the graphic works of the legendary abstract artist and Bauhaus design teacher. Early woodcut self-portraits, increasingly abstract lithographs, the famous Homage to the Square, and 10 prints that are the beginning of Albers's experiment in color are all featured here, as are the posters, album covers and greeting cards that Albers created toward the end of his career.

The pieces were culled by Brenda Danilowitz, chief curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, who's written a lucid introductory essay on the evolution of Albers's oeuvre.

Toward a Psychology of Art: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts: The author either tries to impress you with his knowledge of the english language or confuse you with the ideology behind his observations in artistic composition.

I found the book to be very confusing and at times boring enough to put it aside and read something else.

The Art of Color

The author does relate some good input when critiquing paintings but you need pay complete attention to the beginning of the book in order to understand his complicated formulas. It is definetely not an easy read, and not for the artist.Itten was the teacher who organized it at the invitation of Walter Gropius.

The key to this knowledge lies in the color circle and the seven color contrasts which are found on pages Adams London: The Elements of Color. Chevreul's book dominated the schools of Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism, and exerted profound influence on later schools of painting including today's Op Art.

Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. This book does.