Interaction of Color

by Josef Albers

Paper Book, 1971




New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 1971.


Josef Albers's 'Interaction of Color' is a masterwork in 20th century art observation and was conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors and students. It presents his ideas of colour experimentation in a clear and accessible manner.

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LibraryThing member Murdocke23
Originally published in 1963, the first half explains visual effects and ideas behind colours and perception. But the second half, colour plates referenced to by the descriptions in the first part, vividly illustrate the concepts. Some examples make me want to buy extra copies to cut out swatches for direct comparison to make sure what the author is saying is true. Reminds me of optics tricks in elementary science classes, but also important to better understanding use of colour in your designs.… (more)
LibraryThing member jasonli
A series of compelling ideas and examples around the theory and application of color. Albers voice is a bit stiff and archaic though.


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