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Colour

Colour

How to Use Colour in Art and Design

  • Author: Edith Anderson Feisner
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781856694414
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 182
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This text offers expert advice on putting the principles of colour theory into practice. Beginning with an account of colour fundamentals and a history of colour, it then explores the four dimensions of colour and their application to composition.

The Secret Lives of Color

The Secret Lives of Color

  • Author: Kassia St Clair
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1524704946
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 320
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The unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture. “A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every color has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking.” —Simon Garfield, author of Just My Type

Colour

Colour

Art and Science

  • Author: Trevor Lamb,Janine Bourriau
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521499637
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 237
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Although we experience colour all the time, do we really understand colour? Three hundred years ago Isaac Newton showed that white light is composed of all the colours of the spectrum yet does this provide us with insight into our own personal experience of colour sensation? To answer such questions on the nature of colour this volume gathers the combined knowledge of physics, biology, history and art. It provides an exciting exploration of colour, from the diverse perspectives of experts in eight different fields of study. Their essays take us on a journey both through the sciences and the world of fine art, and they combine to give a full and rewarding view of colour.

Colour

Colour

  • Author: Enid Verity
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Color
  • Page: 164
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The Colour

The Colour

  • Author: Rose Tremain
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446450430
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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From the author of The Gustav Sonata Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth. Abandoning his farm and family, he sets off alone for the new gold-fields over the Southern Alps, a moral wilderness where many others, under the seductive dreams of 'the colour', are violently rushing to their destinies. By turns both moving and terrifying, The Colour is about a quest for the impossible, an attempt to mine the complexities of love and explore the sacrifices to be made in the pursuit of happiness. Over a million Rose Tremain books sold ‘A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion’ Independent I ‘There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain’ Irish Times ‘Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect’ The Times ‘Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists’ Salman Rushdie ‘Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness’ Marcel Theroux, Guardian

Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin

The Colour of Experience

  • Author: Howard Caygill
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415089593
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 165
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Table of Contents Preface and acknowledgements References and abbreviations Introduction 1 The programme of the coming philosophy 1 2 Speculative critique 34 3 The work of art 80 4 The experience of the city 118 Afterword: the colour of experience 149 Notes 153 Bibliography 160 Index 163.

Colour and Language

Colour and Language

Colour Terms in English

  • Author: Siegfried Wyler
  • Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783823342199
  • Category: Anglais (Langue) - Sémantique
  • Page: 203
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What is Colour?

What is Colour?

The Goethean Approach to a Fundamental Problem

  • Author: Michael Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Color
  • Page: 64
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Colour, as a means of art

Colour, as a means of art

  • Author: Frank Howard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Colours

Colours

Their Nature and Representation

  • Author: Barry Maund
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521110129
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 268
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This book defends the radical thesis that no physical object has any of the colours we experience it as having.

Colour

Colour

  • Author: David Batchelor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 238
  • View: 7149
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This chronology of writings from Baudelaire to Baudrillard traces how artists have affirmed color as a space of pure sensation, embraced it as a tool of revolution or denounced it as decorative and even decadent. It establishes color as a central theme in the story of modern and contemporary art and provides a fascinating handbook to the definitions and debates around its history, meaning, and use.

The Semantics of Colour

The Semantics of Colour

A Historical Approach

  • Author: C. P. Biggam,Carole Patricia Biggam
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521899923
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 257
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Presents the basic principles of modern colour semantics and discusses the crucial differences between modern and historical colour studies.

Cider with Rosie

Cider with Rosie

A Memoir

  • Author: Laurie Lee
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497641349
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 215
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This international-bestselling memoir of childhood in post–World War I rural England is one of the most endearing portraits of youth in all literature. Three years old and wrapped in a Union Jack to protect him from the sun, Laurie Lee arrived in the village of Slad in the final summer of the First World War. The cottage his mother had rented for three and sixpence a week had neither running water nor electricity, but it was surrounded by a lovely half-acre garden and, most importantly, it was big enough for the seven children in her care. It was here, in a verdant valley tucked into the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, that Laurie Lee learned to look at life with a painter’s eye and a poet’s heart—qualities of vision that, decades later, would make him one of England’s most cherished authors. In this vivid recollection of a magical time and place, water falls from the scullery pump “sparkling like liquid sky.” Autumn is more than a season—it is a land eternally aflame, like Moses’s burning bush. Every midnight, on a forlorn stretch of heath, a phantom carriage reenacts its final, wild ride. And, best of all, the first secret sip of cider, “juice of those valleys and of that time,” leads to a boy’s first kiss, “so dry and shy, it was like two leaves colliding in air.” An instant classic when it was first published in 1959, Cider with Rosie is one of the most endearing and evocative portraits of youth in all of literature. The first installment in an autobiographical trilogy that includes As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War, it is also a heartfelt and lyrical ode to England, and to a way of life that may belong to the past, but will never be forgotten.

Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Colour

Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Colour

  • Author: A. Mott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
  • View: 5638
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Colour

Colour

  • Author: Hazel Rossotti
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780691023861
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 239
  • View: 2917
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Uses the scientific basics of matter, energy, and eye structure to discuss the colors of the natural world; the mechanics of color vision; color technology like ceramics and television; the uses of color for camouflage, signalling, symbolism, and conveying mood in art and language; refraction; rainbows; chlorophyll; color blindness; and more.

Architectural Colour in the Professional Palette

Architectural Colour in the Professional Palette

  • Author: Fiona McLachlan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136327584
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 248
  • View: 3771
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How do architects use color? Do they adopt a different strategy or starting point for every project? Do they gradually cultivate individual color palettes, which develop alongside their body of built work? Do they utilize, or are they aware of, the body of theoretical work that underpins the use of color in the past, and forms the basis of most of the color systems commercially available today? Informed by the author’s thirty years in architectural practice and academia, this book investigates, documents and analyzes the work of a number of contemporary architects in order to respond to these questions and provide a clear reference of contemporary color use. The book suggests a holistic approach to the integration of color in architecture; through a series of thematic essays, the text explores and reveals underlying principles in color design and application. Case studies include: AHMM Caruso St John Erich Wiesner and Otto Steidle Gigon/Guyer O’Donnell + Tuomey Sauerbruch Hutton Steven Holl UN Studio. The book provides clear insights into how particular contemporary architects use color confidently and intelligently as an integral part of their design philosophy, in conjunction with their choices of materials and finishes. Offering a stimulating view of the history of color theory, and pragmatic advice to practicing architects, this book will be inspiring to both design professionals and students.

Questions of Colour in Cinema

Questions of Colour in Cinema

From Paintbrush to Pixel

  • Author: Wendy Everett
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039113538
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 242
  • View: 2914
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Colour is one of the few remaining uncharted territories of film studies, and its centrality to the construction and reception of film narratives has only recently been recognised. After a century of widespread critical and theoretical neglect, colour is now poised to become a prime focus within film studies at all levels, and this book will constitute a key voice within this debate. In a series of wide-ranging critical essays, marked by authoritative and innovative perspectives, the volume explores the shifting technologies, theories, and practices of colour in cinema, highlighting the intricate relationship between technological, philosophical, and artistic concerns, and making a compelling case for colour as a dominant and complex signifier in filmic discourse. The essays are divided into three main sections exploring the historical and technical dimensions of colour, the aesthetics of colour, and the significance of colour in relation to broader issues of race, gender, and identity, and are interdisciplinary and transnational in their focus. They provide the reader with a clear understanding of the significance of colour, exploring new pathways and identifying discoveries still to be made.

Colour: its principles and their applications

Colour: its principles and their applications

  • Author: Frederick W. Clulow
  • Publisher: Fountain Pr Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 236
  • View: 7815
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Progress in Colour Studies: Language and culture

Progress in Colour Studies: Language and culture

  • Author: Carole Patricia Biggam,Christian Kay,Nicola Pitchford
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027232393
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 223
  • View: 8700
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Along with its companion volume, this book offers a fascinating glimpse into the current avenues of research into colour, a phenomenon which daily affects all our lives in often surprising ways. The majority of the papers originated in a 2004 conference entitled 'Progress in Colour Studies' which was held in the University of Glasgow, U.K. The contributions to this first volume, which is principally linguistic and anthropological in content, and to its companion on the psychological aspects of colour, present either summaries of state-of-the-art colour research in various disciplines, or in-depth accounts of certain aspects of such work. This volume includes approaches such as Natural Semantic Metalanguage, social network analysis, quantitative analysis, type modification, vantage theory, the centrality of social norms of inference, place-names and heraldry. In the process, new insights are offered into the following languages: English, French, Portuguese, Sorbian, Burarra, Cape Breton Gaelic, Tzotzil, and others.

Colour

Colour

Travels Through the Paintbox

  • Author: Victoria Finlay
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444719882
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 512
  • View: 7079
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Part travelogue, part narrative history, Colour unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple. Exciting, richly informative and always surprising, Colour lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths an astonishing wealth of stories about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them.