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Colour Design: Theories and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)by Janet (edt) Best
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Given its importance in analyzing and influencing the world around us, an understanding of color is a vital tool in any design process. Colour design provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of color, from the fundamental principles of what color is to its important applications across a vast range of industries.
Part one covers the main principles and theories of color, focusing on the human visual system and the psychology of color perception. Part two goes on to review color measurement and description, including consideration of international standards, approval methods for textiles and lithographic printing, and color communication issues. Forecasting color trends and methods for design enhancement is discussed in part three as well as the history of color theory, dyes and pigments, and an overview of dye and print techniques. Finally, part four considers the use of color across a range of specific applications, from fashion, art and interiors, to food and website design.
This important book summarizes the wealth of recent research on color and its use in design. The first part of the book reviews research on color and its perception. A second group of chapters surveys ways of measuring and describing color. The third part of the book discusses the role of color in design, dyeing and printing. A final section covers applications of color in areas as diverse as fashion, interior design, art and food.
About the Author
Janet Best is a specialist in retail color management, accreditation, training and environmental best practice. She is interested in the advancement of color science, color psychology, color in health care and sports performance and knowledge transfer between design and technology.
Table of Contents
PART 1 COLOUR AND COLOUR PERCEPTION
What is colour? A R Hanson, National Physical Laboratory, UK; Variability in normal and defective colour vision: consequences for occupational environments J L Barbur and M Rodriguez-Carmona, City University London, UK; Colour illusions and the human visual system A Rizzi and C Bonanomi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; Colour psychology: the emotional effects of colour perception B Mikellides, Oxford Brookes University, UK; Understanding colour perception and preference A Hurlbert and Y Ling, Newcastle University, UK; Predicting responses to colour
A Wright, Colour Affects, UK.
PART 2 MEASURING AND DESCRIBING COLOUR
International standards for colour T M Goodman, National Physical Laboratory, UK; Colour description and communication J S Setchell, Jr, formerly of Pantone, Inc, USA; Colour naming for colour communication D Mylonas, University College London and L MacDonald, London College of Communication, UK; Colour specification and visual approval methods for textiles J Best, Retail colour management specialist (consultant), UK; Colour management and approval methods in lithographic printing S Wilkinson, Hallmark, UK
PART 3 COLOUR, DESIGN AND COLORATION
The history of colour theory in art, design and science R M Osborne, Micro Academy, UK; Enhancing design using colour J Kopacz, Allegro Interior Architecture, USA; Understanding and forecasting colour trends in design M Hidefi, Colour and Trends Consultant, Canada; Colour symmetry: the systematic colouration of patterns and tilings B G Thomas, University of Leeds, UK; The history of dyes and pigments: from natural dyes to high performance pigments A Abel, DCC (Europe) Ltd, UK; Dye types and application methods P R Richards, Richtex Textile Consultancy, UK; Colour printing techniques C Parraman, University of the West of England, UK.
PART 4 COLOUR AND DESIGN IN PARTICULAR APPLICATIONS
Colour trends and selection in fashion design J A King, De Montfort University, UK; Colour in interior design K Haller, Karen Haller Interiors Ltd, UK; Colour in food J B Hutchings, University of Leeds, UK; Choosing effective colours for websites C Sik-Lányi, University of Pannonia, Hungary; Evolution and colour change in works of art J H Townsend, Tate Britain, UK.
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