Posts Categorized: Books

Creating Curb Appeal

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!


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!

Color – Communication in Architectural Space

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.

Color, Environment, and Human Response

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.