Theories and Applications
- J Best, Colour Management Consultant, UK
Part one covers the main principles and theories of colour, focusing on the human visual system and the psychology of colour perception. Part two goes on to review colour measurement and description, including consideration of international standards, approval methods for textiles and lithographic printing, and colour communication issues. Forecasting colour trends and methods for design enhancement are then discussed in part three along with the history of colour theory, dyes and pigments, and an overview of dye and print techniques. Finally, part four considers the use of colour across a range of specific applications, from fashion, art and interiors, to food and website design.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Colour design is an invaluable reference tool for all those researching or working with colour and design in any capacity.
Designers, color technologists, color quality inspectors, product developers and anyone who uses color in their work; academics and students studying color and design.
- Published: June 2012
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-972-7
An articulate and monumental reference book... An invaluable resource for anyone serious about colour., Selvedge Magazine
This book should have pride of place in any personal or business library where potential readers work in the colour field with an emphasis on textiles, fashion and soft furnishings., Colour Group Australia
The chapters on colour standards and description provide an excellent introduction to the CIE colorimetry system. The book is a testament to the breadth of the field., Coloration Technology