“In nature, light creates the color; in the picture, color creates light.” –Hans Hoffman More than ‘color inspiration,’ looking to fine art is a dynamic way to experience color. Hans Hoffman exemplifies the word “colorist.” This book offers an in-depth exploration of his theories of color as well as gain as sense of the man—his life, teaching, and art work—in a biography. Also included are many illustrations of work by other artists, some of whom were his students.
Posts Categorized: Color Philosophy
From 1914, the ever-relevant Wassily Kandinsky–prolific painter and writer.
A fascinating and unusual discussion by an artist of how—and why—our culture in general is afraid of color, going back to the ancient Greek philosphers and encompassing literature, art, and just about everything. So much to think about in a very small volume. If the title itself isn’t enough to hook you, check out the “shocking” (read the book) pink cover!
In this recent followup to Frank Mahnke’s first book, he collaborates with colleagues Gerhard Meerwein and Bettina Rodeck , presenting this comprehensive approach to using color in architecture. The focus is on the physiological, psychological and neurophysological aspects of using color in the built environment.
Faber Birren, the original architectural color consultant whose research on color and resulting color specifications for the workplace helped millions of industrial workers during World War II.
An exhaustive academic analysis of color in Western culture, from the ancient Greeks up to the late twentieth century.
This contemporary philosopher shows how individual ideas contribute to an integrated holistic image of reality. A compact overview of Wilber’s ideas and their application in modern society.