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The Enjoyment and Use of Color

Item No: 151:048620944X
Category: 42

Price:  $10.95

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Author: Walter Sargent
ISBN: 048620944X
Publisher: Dover Publications, New York, 1964
Size: 135 x 215 mm (5.375 x 8.5 in.); 274 pages; 36 illustration, including 7 full-color pages. Bibliography, Index. Paperback.
Not only artists, but also general readers who would like to know more about the often surprising characteristics and uses of color, will read this book with enjoyment. Written by a modern artist who was also a gifted teacher, it explains the fascinating relations between colors themselves and between colors in nature and in art, and describes several experiments that you can perform to understand these relations more fully.
You will learn much that will surprise you - the fact that shadows have colors, for instance - and much more that will be useful to you, especially if you're a painter or one who is interested in the techniques of painting. Mr. Sargent points out hundreds of little-known facts about color values, intensities, effects of high and low illumination, complementary colors, and color harmonies - facts that most artists have had to learn for themselves by trial and error.
He also includes many hints of extremely practical value to the amateur painter - how to mix colors to retain their full brilliance, how to use near-complements and "treads" in design and composition, how to relate your colors as harmoniously as possible, the representation of sunlight, and a score of experiments covering wide areas of painting technique.
For the general reader interested in art, the author has included a number of references to the techniques of the masters, discussing Constable's use of white to represent reflections, Velasquez' mastery of the color black, and similar topics. Finally, for the student or teacher of art classes in high schools or colleges, the author has included a number of questions at the and of each chapter to help the reader test his knowledge of new material.
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