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Color Workbook presents a wide-ranging overview of color theory and design combined with student activities that reinforce color concepts through hands-on experience.  The formal and content-oriented approach to color covered in the workbooks allows students to use color both technically and as an expressive tool.

 

As an artist and an art educator, Becky Koenig teaches color theory and applies these color concepts in her painting practice.  This text conveys the history, theoretical concepts and use of color in art and design, through a variety of color systems, rather than a singular viewpoint.  The workbook covers the expanding field of electronic color and discusses color in terms of art history and contemporary art.  It includes a variety of student activities that have proved successful in the classroom

Synopsis:

Color Workbook presents a wide-ranging overview of color theory and design combined with student activities that reinforce color concepts through hands-on experience.  color physics and perception; color circle and color  systems; attributes of color; computer color; materials of color; computer color; elements of design; principles of design; color schemes  and harmonies; designing with color; expressive color; color in art.   For artists or art and design students.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface    ix

Acknowledgments    xi

Notes on Materials    xiii

PART ONE  COLOR STUDY 1

Chapter 1  The Nature of Color: Color Physics and Perception    1

Introduction  1

Color Physics  2

        Electromagnetic Spectrum  3

Primary Colors of Light  4

Additive Color System  4

Color Perception  6

Additive Color Media  8

Subtractive Color System  9

        Subtractive Primary Colors  10

The Relationship of Additive and Subtractive Color  12

Complementary Colors  13

Local and Relative Color  15

Activities  15

Chapter 2  The Color Circle and Color  Systems: An Exploration    17

Introduction  17

Color Circles and Systems–A Brief History  17

Color Circles–A Rationale  23

The Traditional Subtractive Color Circle  24

Hues–Components of a Color Circle  26

Achromatics and the Color Circle  26

Hue Contrast  27

Hue Relationships on the Color Circle  28

        Hue Values  28

        Color Temperature  28

        Color Harmony  30

        Color Families  30

        Color Opposites  31

        Color Chords  32

Color Proportion  32

Activities  33

Chapter 3  Attributes of Color    36

Introduction  36

Hue  36

        Hue Names  36

        Hue Standards  37

        Hue Identification–Base Hues  37

        Hue Variation  39

Value  39

        Value Scales: Tints and Shades  40

        Inherent Value of Hues  40

        Value Keys  42

Saturation  43

        Saturation and Value  43

        Systems of Color Saturation–Color Solids  43

        Methods to Vary Color Saturation  46

        Saturation Keys  49

Activities  49

Chapter 4  Color Interaction    54

Introduction  54

Color Relativity–Chevereul and Albers  54

        Simultaneous Contrast  54

        Afterimage  56

        Albers and Color Interaction  58

        Color Relativity–Principles of Color Interaction  59

Optical Mixtures  65

        Color Mixing Discs  66

        Broken Color  67

        Optical Mixtures of Pigmented Color  67

Other Types of Color Interaction  69

        The Bezold Effect  69

        Color Dominance  71

Color Transparency  71

        Actual Transparency  71

        Simulated Transparency  72

Activities  73

Chapter 5  The Materials of Color    78

Introduction  78

Physical Color Materials  78

        Pigmented Materials  78

        Types of Pigment  79

        Vehicles and Binders  80

        Opaque and Transparent Media  82

        Colorfastness of Artist’s Materials  82

        Student- and Professional-Grade Colors  83

        Painting Media  84

        Inks and Dyes  89

Process Materials  90

        Color Photography  90

        Digital Photography  92

        Color Printing  92

        Color Reproduction  94

Activity  98

Chapter 6  Computer Color    99

Introduction  99

Computer Color Basics  99

The Color Monitor  100

Bit Depth  100

Bitmap and Vector-Based Programs  101

        Bitmap  101

        Vector  101

Types of Digital Software  102

Types of Image Files  103

Computer Tools  103

        Toolbox  103

        Filters  103

        Layers  108

        Computer Color  108

        Swatch Palette  113

Using Computer Color  113

        Color Theory and Computer Design  113

        To Pick and Apply Color  114

        Computer Color Printing  116

Color Management  116

Activities  117

PART TWO  DESIGNING WITH  COLOR 121

Chapter 7  The Elements of Design    121

Introduction  121

The Abstract Concepts of Design  121

The Picture Plane  122

Design Elements  122

        Line  122

        Shape  123

        Space and Form  127

        Ways to Create Space  128

        Linear Perspective  129

        Value  131

        Texture  132

Activities  133

Chapter 8  The Principles of Design    137

Introduction  137

Order and Chaos  137

Gestalt Theory in Design  138

Design Principle–Unity  139

        Ways to Create Unity  140

Economy  142

Design Principle–Emphasis  142

        Ways to Create Emphasis  143

Design Principle–Balance  145

        Symmetry  146

        Asymmetrical Balance  147

        Crystallographic and Radial Balance  148

Design Principles–Proportion and Scale 149

Design Principles–Movement and Rhythm  149

        Movement  149

        Rhythm  150

Activities  151

Chapter 9  Color Schemes  and Harmonies    156

Introduction  156

Simple Color Harmonies  156

        Achromatic Harmony  157

        Monochromatic Harmony  157

        Analogous Harmony  158

Contrasting or Opposing Harmonies  158

        Complementary or Dyad Harmony  159

        Cool/Warm Color Harmony  160

        Double Complement Harmony  161

        Split Complementary Harmony  161

Balanced Color Harmonies  163

        Triadic Harmony  163

        Tetrad Harmony  165

Keyed Color Harmonies  166

Informal Color Harmonies  166

Activities  169

Chapter 10  Designing with Color    173

Introduction  173

Color Unity  173

        Color Repetition  173

        Consistent Color Key or Temperature  174

        Color Continuity  175

        Color Similarity, Proportion, and Distribution  175

Color Emphasis  175

        Color Contrast  175

        Unique Color  179

        Color Gradation  179

Color Balance  179

        Relative Weight of Colors  179

        Asymmetrical Color Balance  180

        Color and Symmetry  181

        Radial Color Balance  181

Color to Depict Form, Light, and Space  182

        Color Value and Spatial Illusion  182

        Form and Color  182

        Color and Light  182

        Color and Space  185

        Light and Color Atmosphere in Abstraction  187

Color Rhythm and Movement  187

Activities  189

Chapter 11  Expressive Color    192

Introduction  192

Color Psychology  192

Color Symbols  195

Environmental Color  196

Color Harmony Versus Color Discord  197

Color Preference  198

Color Expression  199

Free-Form Color Harmony  200

Thematic Color  202

Activities  208

Chapter 12  Color in Art    211

Introduction  211

Reflected Light–Mosaics  211

Primacy of Form–The Renaissance  212

        Renaissance Frescos–Massacio 212

Light and Movement–The Baroque  214

        Caravaggio  214

Poetry in Color–Romantic Period  215

        Joseph Mallord Turner  215

Time and Place–Impressionism  216

        Claude Monet  216

Simple Elegance–Japanese Art  217

        Woodblock Prints  217

Color Expression–Neoimpressionism  218

        Van Gogh and Gauguin  218

Fauvism and Beyond  219

        Henri Matisse  219

Movement in Space–Futurism 220

        Balla 220

Color Utopians–Modernism and Purism  221

        Le Corbusier 221

        The Delaunays  222

Pierre Bonnard–Premier Colorist  222

Inner Light–Abstract Expressionism  223

        Helen Frankenthaler 223

Commercial Color and Culture  224

        Andy Warhol  224

Light Reflected–Minimalism and Beyond  225

Color and Concept

        Yves Klein  225

        Dan Flavin  226

Pigment and Ritual–Anish Kapoor  227

Color in Installation and Image  226

        Jennifer Steinkamp 226

Color in Light and Space  229

        David Batchelor and Jim Lambie   229

Glossary    230

Bibliography    236

Index    239

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205656394
Author:
Koenig, Becky
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Koenig, Becky M.F.A.
Author:
Becky Koenig M.F.A.
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Color in art
Subject:
Color Theory
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art-Color Theory
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.60x8.40x.50 in. 1.55 lbs.

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Color Workbook presents a wide-ranging overview of color theory and design combined with student activities that reinforce color concepts through hands-on experience.  color physics and perception; color circle and color  systems; attributes of color; computer color; materials of color; computer color; elements of design; principles of design; color schemes  and harmonies; designing with color; expressive color; color in art.   For artists or art and design students.

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