In tough real estate times we need all the help we can get in making our homes attractive. Creating Curb Appeal by Michelle Valigursky & Lisa Vail, with photography by Theresa M. Grant, is a beautiful and affordable resource for anyone interesting in creating a beautiful home exterior. I’m pleased to have been included in the Living with Color chapter of this publication!
Posts Categorized: Books
Thanks to my colleague Rachel Perls of Hue Consulting for the tip about this fascinating book by Ellen Meloy. Coincidentally, I found out about it along with the 2010 color forecasts.
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.
The subject is color use in cinema, something we can appreciate whether we notice it or not!
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.
A unique interdisiplinary approach to the use of color in the architectural environment. Mahnke is President of the IACC / International Association of Color Consultants/Designers.
Examples of color palettes in cities throughout the world. An exciting view of color in the three-dimensional environment.