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Color Harmonies

By Augusto Garau, Rudolf Arnheim (Foreword by), Nicola Bruno (Translated by)

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Format: Paperback, 100 pages, 2nd Edition
Other Information: 40 colour plates, 10 halftones
Published In: United States, 01 February 1993
Because theories of visual perception have traditionally concentrated on form, artists have generally dealt with the problem of color through their own observation and intuition. In "Color Harmonies", Augusto Garau systematically investigates the role of both color and form in visual perception and presents an original theory of the aesthetic relations among colors.Garau, a painter who teaches the psychology of form, pays particular attention to the way colors behave when organized in patterns. His theory of color combination addresses two principal compositional elements: the relations between figure and ground and the phenomenon of transparency.Garau meticulously analyzes the use of color in paintings by masters such as Cé zanne, Picasso, and Matisse to show how his theory applies to actual works of art. Containing many full-color examples, his introduction to the workings of color relations is of great practical use to art historians and critics, artists, interior decorators, fashion and set designers, and anyone who works with color to display information or convey emotions."In an area of the psychology of art where reliable guidance is still so hard to come by, [Garau's] well-supported contributions to the theory of color composition ought to be welcomed by practitioners and scholars alike".--from the Foreword by Rudolf Arnheim
EAN: 9780226281964
ISBN: 0226281965
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Dimensions: 20.37 x 20.5 x 0.97 centimetres (0.26 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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