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06 June 2005, 06:39 PM
The two authors below have provided me some extremely useful theories, ideas and general
‘food for thought’ through their writings over the years.
In particular, I'd recommend those bolded:
Books by EH Gombrich:
The Image and the Eye
Art and Illusion
The Uses of Images
The Sense of Order
The Story of Art
Books by Faber Birren:
Principles of Colour: A Review of Past Traditions and Modern Theories of Colour Harmony
06 June 2005, 09:06 PM
Hey Chris, I found Gombrich when I was studying and have gained much from his books too;)
I'll look up Faber Birren...
I'd like to add a little gem I've had with me for years... It's called 'crystal and dragon' by David Wade. On the theories of structure and fluidity in art.
Cheers for the headsup;)
Anyone else got any solid books on composition and/or colour theory? They've both been bumped up on my todolist...
06 June 2005, 09:19 PM
well i know that color theory books by Johannes Itten are the best on the subject..in my college our teacher used one of his books to teach us color theory..it was amazing how much i improved in coloring..i still want to buy his books..it's on my list of most wanted..lol
here's a link to one of his books
06 June 2005, 09:32 PM
Hey thanks Stealth Pharaoh, looks like a really serious read;) cheers :beer:
I just want to add this book
WuciousWong_principles of form and design (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471285528/qid=1118612001/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-5127167-7462357?v=glance&s=books)
I use it as a reference for ideas when I can't quite figure out what I want to change about a piece, it's always been really helpful
06 June 2005, 12:20 AM
That looks like a great find there, Stealth Pharaoh; I'll have to check that out - thanks :)
Does it include anything about 'light-mixing' as opposed to 'color-mixing' at all?
06 June 2005, 12:21 AM
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