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Color for Interior Architectureby Mary Carol Miller
Synopses & Reviews
Color for Interior Architecture examines the major considerations involved in color choice for interior spaces. Avoiding arbitrary rules and rigid formulas, this unique reference enables readers to gain a fundamental understanding and awareness of color that can be applied to virtually any design situation. The book brings together theory and practice in an accessible, user-friendly format—providing interior designers, architects, and students with the straightforward help they need to create color settings that satisfy the eye, the mind, and the spirit.
Targets key topics for interior design—including the influence of color on the apparent depth and proportions of a space, the effect of lighting systems and natural light on color, hue combinations, and more
Book News Annotation:
The major considerations involved in color choice for interior spaces are examined, including how the eye perceives color, the influence of color on the apparent depth and proportions of a space, the effect of artificial and natural light on color, hue combinations, and the symbolic significance of color. The author communicates the basic scientific principles behind color and depth perception in clear, straightforward terms.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book examines the major considerations in choosing color for interior spaces. It explores how color influences the apparent depth and proportions of a space, how lighting systems and natural light effect color and whether hue combinations are consonant, dissonant or discordant. It describes what color is, does and says, presenting both the art and science of color in the context of built environments.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-152) and index.
About the Author
MARY C. MILLER taught for 20 years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she established and chaired the five-year professional interior design program. She is an active member of the Interior Design Educators Council.
Table of Contents
What is Color?
The Dynamics of Interior Color.
Depth Cues, Legibility, and Illusion.
Seeing Color and What is Colored.
Optical Interactions Among Colors.
Harmonic Relationships of Hues.
The Relationship Between Surface Color and Light.
Interior Background Color.
Illumination, Reflective Materials, and Color.
The Personal and Public Image of Interior Color.
Credits for Color Art.
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