Students from all concentrations of the visual arts will benefit from this text, which introduces color theory, the physiology and psychology of color perception, and the physics of color. Color Studies provides tips for putting that knowledge into practice in a variety of media, from painting and other fine arts to interior design, architecture, fashion design, ceramics, textile design, and needlework. Four dimensions of color-hue, value, intensity, and temperature—are covered in detail.
Full-color reproductions of masterpieces of the fine and decorative arts
Practical exercises to experiment with color
Examples of compositions and diagrams, including color wheels illustrative of different theories
Easy-to-use appendix of color identification charts
Glossary of key terms and bibliography of texts and publications
What Is Color?
Color Systems and Color Wheels
Dimensions of Color
The Dimension of Hue
The Dimension of Value
The Dimension of Intensity
The Dimension of Temperature
Color in Compositions
Color and the Principles of Design
Color and the Elements of Design Space
Color and the Effects of Illumination
The Influence of Color
Putting Color to Use—Then and Now
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Edith Anderson Feisner
is a Visiting Specialist / Assistant Chair (Retired) in the School of Fine Arts at Montclair State University. She has taught courses in color, design, and introduction to visual arts. She has held many positions in the Embroiderers' Guild of America including certified teacher, teacher certification board, as well as the author of the master craftsman programs in color and design. Her fine art works are in both public and private collections.