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Old 06 June 2005   #1
Theories on Color and Vision:

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:

Creative Colour
Principles of Colour: A Review of Past Traditions and Modern Theories of Colour Harmony


Enjoy

Atwooki

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Old 06 June 2005   #2
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...
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Old 06 June 2005   #3
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
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...1274521-2091342
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Old 06 June 2005   #4
Hey thanks Stealth Pharaoh, looks like a really serious read cheers

Edit..
I just want to add this book

WuciousWong_principles of form and design

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
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Old 06 June 2005   #5
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?

Chris
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