Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this influential book presents Albers’s singular explanation of complex colour theory principles.Initially published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 colour plates, Interaction of Color first gave the impression in paperback in 1971, featuring ten colour studies chosen by Albers, and has remained in print ever since.
With over a quarter of 1,000,000 copies sold in its quite a lot of editions since 1963, Interaction of Color remains a crucial resource on colour, as pioneering as of late as when Albers first created it.
Fifty years after Interaction’s initial publication, this new edition presents a significantly expanded collection of as regards to sixty colour studies alongside Albers’s original text, demonstrating such principles as colour relativity, intensity, and temperature; vibrating and vanishing boundaries; and the appearance of transparency and reversed grounds.
A celebration of the longevity and unique authority of Albers’s contribution, this landmark edition will find new audiences in studios and classrooms worldwide.
In Albers’s universe, colour seduced, beguiled, swindled, and these characteristics made colour the most fascinating of art’s formal elements. Albers’s passion for colour prompted his decision to launch what was possibly the first full-blown course in colour ever given anywhere, and certainly the first based exclusively on direct observation of colour’s behaviour. . . . Colour behaved. The colour was magic.
“In visual perception, a colour is almost never seen as it really is—as it physically is. This fact makes colour the most relative medium in art. In order to use colour effectively, it is necessary to recognize that colour deceives continually. To this end, the beginning is not a study of colour systems.”
Interaction of Color
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press; Anniversary edition (June 28, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0300179359
- ISBN-13: 978-0300179354
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds