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Color Workbook, 4th Edition

By Becky Koenig

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 8, 2012

Description

Explores color theory through hands-on student activities

 

Color Workbook presents a wide-ranging overview of color theory and design combined with student activities that reinforce color concepts through hands-on experience. With a practical focus partnered with accessible explanations and application exercises, this program continues to prove successful with students and instructors.

 

The new edition contains enhanced images and updated interactive activities for students to apply the concepts in each chapter. 

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Identify color theoretical concepts
  • Learn color techniques
  • Recognize the use of design elements and principles
  • Apply color theories into one’s personal artwork

 

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


 

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART ONE COLOR STUDY
Chapter 1  The Nature of Color: Color Physics and Perception   
Chapter 2  The Color Circle and Color  Systems: An Exploration   
Chapter 3  Attributes of Color   
Chapter 4  Color Interaction   
Chapter 5  The Materials of Color   
Chapter 6  Computer Color   

PART TWO DESIGNING WITH COLOR 
Chapter 7  The Elements of Design   
Chapter 8  The Principles of Design   
Chapter 9   Color Schemes and Harmonies   
Chapter 10  Designing with Color   
Chapter 11  Expressive Color   
Chapter 12  Color in Art   



2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS


PART ONE COLOR STUDY 


Chapter 1:  The Nature of Color: Color Physics and Perception   
Introduction 
Color Physics 
Primary Colors of Light
Additive Color System 
Color Perception 
Additive Color Media 
Subtractive Color System 
The Relationship of Additive and Subtractive Color 
Complementary Colors 
Local and Relative Color 
Activities 


Chapter 2:  The Color Circle and Color  Systems: An Exploration   
Introduction 
Color Circles and Systems—A Brief History 
Color Circles—A Rationale 
The Traditional Subtractive Color Circle 
Hues—Components of a Color Circle 
Achromatics and the Color Circle 
Hue Contrast 
Hue Relationships on the Color Circle 
Color Proportion 
Activities 


Chapter 3:  Attributes of Color   
Introduction
Hue 
Value 
Saturation 
Activities 


Chapter 4:  Color Interaction   
Introduction 
Color Relativity—Chevereul and Albers 
Optical Mixtures 
Other Types of Color Interaction 
Color Transparency 
Activities 


Chapter 5:  The Materials of Color   
Introduction 
Physical Color Materials 
Process Materials 
Activity 


Chapter 6:  Computer Color   
Introduction 
Computer Color Basics 
The Color Monitor 
Bit Depth 
Bitmap and Vector-Based Programs 
Types of Digital Software 
Types of Image Files 
Computer Tools 
Using Computer Color 
Color Management 
Activities 


PART TWO DESIGNING WITH COLOR 


Chapter 7:  The Elements of Design   
Introduction 
The Abstract Concepts of Design 
The Picture Plane 
Design Elements 
Activities 


Chapter 8: The Principles of Design   
Introduction 
Order and Chaos 
Gestalt Theory in Design 
Design Principle—Unity 
Economy 
Design Principle—Emphasis 
Design Principle—Balance 
Design Principles—Proportion and Scale
Design Principles—Movement and Rhythm 
Activities 


Chapter 9:  Color Schemes and Harmonies   
Introduction 
Simple Color Harmonies 
Contrasting or Opposing Harmonies 
Balanced Color Harmonies 
Keyed Color Harmonies 
Informal Color Harmonies 
Activities 


Chapter 10:  Designing with Color   
Introduction
Color Unity 
Color Emphasis
Color Balance 
Color to Depict Form, Light, and Space 
Color Rhythm and Movement 
Activities 


Chapter 11:  Expressive Color   
Introduction
Color Psychology
Color Symbols
Environmental Color 

Color Harmony versus Color Discord 
Color Preference
Color Expression
Free-Form Color Harmony
Thematic Color 
Activities 


Chapter 12:  Color in Art   
Introduction
Reflected Light—Mosaics
Primacy of Form—The Renaissance 
Light and Movement—The Baroque 
Poetry in Color—Romantic Period 
Time and Place—Impressionism 
Simple Elegance—Japanese Art 
Color Expression—Neoimpressionism 
Fauvism and Beyond 
Movement in Space—Futurism
Color Utopians—Modernism and Purism 

Pierre Bonnard—Premier Colorist 
Inner Light—Abstract Expressionism
Commercial Color and Culture
Light Reflected—Minimalism and Beyond
Color and Concept
Pigment and Ritual—Anish Kapoor 
Color in Installation and Image 
Color in Light and Space 

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