Color: A workshop for artists and designers

By David Hornung

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  • Paperback
  • 343 color illustrations
  • 168 pages
  • 280 x 216
  • ISBN 9781856698788
  • Published August 2012

Taking a practical approach to color, Color: A workshop for artists and designers is an invaluable resource for art students and professionals alike. With its sequence of specially designed assignments and in-depth discussions, it effectively bridges the gap between color theory and practice to inspire confidence and understanding in anyone who works with color.

This second edition has been carefully reviewed and revised throughout. Presented in a new larger format, it includes much-enhanced sections on key color principles such as color perception, visual structure, materials and techniques, psychological experience of color, and color composition in digital formats.

Generously illustrated—including all-new, contemporary examples—this book provides a unique set of tools that makes the complex theory of color accessible and practical.

About the Author

David Hornung is a painter and educator who lives and works in New York. He is the chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

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Part 1: Seeing Color

Part 2: First Principles

Part 3: Materials and Techniques

Part 4: Beginning Color Studies

Part 5: Color Interaction

Part 6: Applying Color Principles

Part 7: Color Harmony

Part 8: Color Research

Part 9: The Psychological Expression of Color

Part 10: Color Studies on the Computer

Illustrated Glossary

Bibliography / Picture Credits / Index

'Understanding colour is one of the trickiest challenges facing an artist but this revised edition of painter David Hornung's guide comes closer than most to helping you get to grips with a spectrum of possibility. Pay close attention to Hornung's advice and you will be able to tackle the assignments dotted throughout the book with a new confidence.'
Artists & Illustrators Magazine