Synopses & Reviews
A Book of Colors
is your guide to discovering, understanding, and using color. Until now, books of color have catered to the specialist. Here at last is a volume for both novice and professional.
By arranging color combinations into mood categories-such as "Fresh," "Urbane," "Alluring," "Dynamic," and the like - A Book of Colors penetrates the barriers that have traditionally kept such information in the domain of the trained technician and artist. Precise analytical commentary allows you to understand how color works and then to exploit fully each of the color schemes in the book or to create your own.
A second section presents eighteen major color tones in varied combinations. By extending the principles outlined in the first section, you can shape a personal color palette to fit any need.
Ad men, designers, and artists have long utilized the power of color. Here is a concise reference that fully explains the essence of color's meaning and force. More than 1,200 color combinations are keys to making color work for you at home, in the office, and at play. Whether used for work or pleasure, for dress or redecorating, A Book of Colors provides easy-to-use information for the designer, businessman, and homeowner.
A concise reference that explains the meaning and force of colour with charts and words.
Matching colors, combining colors, color designing and coding--this is a concise reference that fully explains the meaning and force of color with charts and text.
About the Author
SHIGENOBU KOBAYASHI (b. 1925) is the founder and director of the Nippon Color and Design Research Institute. He is a graduate of the electronics department of the Hiroshima College of Technology and received a master's degree from Waseda University in Tokyo for his work in the field of color psychology.
Since founding the institute in 1966, he has been a leader in research on color psychology, publishing numerous books on the subject, including a color image dictionary and others exploring color in relation to design, architecture, and the environment. A detailed discussion of his theories is available in English in the publication Color Research and Application (volume 6, no. 2, Summer 1981) in an article titled "The Aim and Method of the Color Image Scale."
He is also an active participant in meetings of the International Color Association and a lecturer at the Musashi Institute of Technology in Tokyo.
THE NIPPON COLOR and DESIGN RESEARCH INSTITUTE founded in 1966, the institute is a leader in its field, acting as a color and design consultant to over 300 major Japanese corporations in fields as diverse as automobiles, home electronics, cosmetics, food, department stores, and home construction.
The institute's patented Color Image Scale is the centerpiece of its theories on the psychology of color. In addition, the institute has developed computer software based on the Image Scale and a large information data base for use in its research and consulting projects.