Color Theory and Its Application in Art and Design by George A. AgostonColor Theory and Its Application in Art and Design by George A. Agoston

Color Theory and Its Application in Art and Design

byGeorge A. Agoston

Paperback | November 10, 1987

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This book directly addresses a long-felt, unsatisfied need of modern color science - an appreciative and technically sound presentation of the principles and main offerings of colorimetry to artists and designers, written by one of them. With his unique blend of training and experience in engineering, with his lifelong interest and, latterly, career in art and art education, Dr. Agoston is unusually well prepared to convey the message of color science to art and design. His book fulfills the hopes I had when I first heard about him and his book. I foresee important and long-lasting impacts of this book, analogous to those of the epoch-making writings by earlier artist-scientists, such as Leonardo, Chevreul, Munsell, and Pope. Nearly all persons who have contributed to color science, recently as well as formerly, were attracted to the study of color by color in art. Use of objective or scientific methods did not result from any cold, detached attitude, but from the inherent difficulties of the problems concerning color and its use, by which they were intrigued. Modern education and experience has taught many people how to tackle difficult problems by use of scientific methods. Therefore - color science.
Title:Color Theory and Its Application in Art and DesignFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 10, 1987Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540170952

ISBN - 13:9783540170952

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. The Concept of Color.- 3. Perceived Colors.- 4. Light and Color.- 5. Colored Materials.- 6. Color Specification (CIE).- 7. Diverse Applications of the CIE Chromaticity Diagram.- 8. Color Systems.- 9. Color Systems (Continued): The OSA Uniform Color Scales.- 10. Color Names and Notations and Their Levels of Precision.- 11. Conditions of Viewing and the Colors Seen.- 12. Appendix.- Color Plates I-XXIII.- References.- Name and Subject Index.