Color Basics by Stephen PentakColor Basics by Stephen Pentak

Color Basics

byStephen Pentak, Richard Roth

Paperback | July 16, 2003

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A guide to color theory and application for the beginning student, COLOR BASICS provides a versatile reference for art students. With a modular, two-page spread format, COLOR BASICS uses strong visual examples from art and design and the natural world.
Stephen Pentak received his BA from Union College in New York, and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He is Professor Emeritus of Art, and a past Associate Dean of the College of the Arts at Ohio State University. He has been the recipient of four Ohio Arts Council Fellowships and he has been a visiting resident art...
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Title:Color BasicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 0.4 inPublished:July 16, 2003Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0534613896

ISBN - 13:9780534613891

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Table of Contents

Foreword.1. Introduction.2. Color Systems.3. Color in Context.4. Color in Practice: Two Dimensional.5. Color in Practice: Three Dimensional.6. Color in Nature and Culture.Afterword.Glossary.Index.

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"COLOR BASICS is a wonderful resource for the college freshman. It is clear, concise, and uses engaging visual examples." "There are sections of writing that are unique to any textbook. These are areas where visual metaphors are used to clearly explain to the reader in such a way that he is able to grasp the mutable nature of color... The analysis and descriptions in this text are far more engaging than the average color text. I have so much sympathy for my students because color texts tend to come in two varieties--extremely scientific with language that is alienating to the novice and ridiculously plebian and enthusiastic, with visual examples that are completely irrelevant to todayas design student. COLOR BASICS almost reads like a novel in comparison, and has great visuals as well." "I find COLOR BASICS to be an innovative, compelling text that will be very useful. The writing style is clear and unpretentious... I was supremely satisfied with the text, which proved to be clear, lyrical and captivating."