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1. The Art of Color: The Subjective
2. Color by Betty Edwards: A Course
3. The Art and Technique of Digital
4. I Spy Colors in Art
5. The Art of Color and Design
6. Color in Art (World of Art)
7. Tropical Colors: The Art of Living
8. The Art of Beaded Beads: Exploring
9. Color Choices: Making Color Sense
10. Using Color in Your Art!: Choosing
11. Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits:
12. Color Magic Sticker Play Book
13. Farrow & Ball: The Art of
14. The Art of Colors: For Children
15. Arabic Art in Color (Dover Pictorial
16. The Colors of Learning: Integrating
17. A Foreshadowing of 21st Century
18. The Other Side of Color: African
19. Art Nouveau Stencil Designs in
20. Helen Van Wyk's Favorite Color

1. The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
by Johannes Itten
Hardcover: 160 Pages (1997-12)
list price: US$125.00 -- used & new: US$72.06
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Asin: 0471289280
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this book, the world's foremost color theorist examines two different approaches to understanding the art of color. Subjective feelings and objective color principles are described in detail and clarified by color reproductions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a classic gem
Johannes Itten's book about colour is a classic - not to be missed by anyone seriously interested in colour. It's not only brimming with technical information about colour - it also has a very sensitive, almost poetic edge. The language is beautiful, and so are the many colour reproductions in the book. I do not recommend it warmly, but - hotly!


5-0 out of 5 stars Great text on color
The Art of Color describes seven innate contrasts in color, giving special significance to Simultaneous Contrast.Further, Itten describes the psychological effects of color, the analogous shapes to each color, drops the names of several color theorists which can be used for a jumping off point for further study, provides several exercises for the reader, and gives eye-opening analyses of a wide variety of paintings, from Rembrandt to Seurat to van Gogh to Mondrian.

The text is not perfect, and suffers from deficiencies stemming from the fact that color was not as well understood when Itten was developing these theories.The primary colors are described as red, yellow, blue, instead of the red, green, blue (and complements cyan, magenta, yellow) that we know today.

Another deficiency is a striking lack of several color effects described in other contemporary texts on color theory, such as the Bezold effect, vibrating colors, and the Weber-Fechner law.

Still, this text is not to be missed.It is probably the most comprehensive text on color that is not written from a purely technical standpoint.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is THE premium book on color
As an artist who uses color in my work, this book has been invaluable. The color wheel has always been my primary reference for color combinations; however, since reading Johannes Itten book, an entirely new world of understanding and enlightenment has evolved. I love this book for how it has enriched my knowledge and passion for color.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
A little expensive, but well laid out and designed. On quality paper. Thoroughly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Eye-opener on harmony of colours
This book of Johannes Itten is a good example of the use of colour in the antroposofic way. He connects the different colours with moods and feelings, religious symbols and even gives it a spiritual dimension. For me it was an eye-opener on the aspect of harmony. Itten emphasizes that the eye and mind are always looking for balance, harmony in the sense of a grey-tone. If a work of art does not reflect this kind of harmony, for instance because of a distonality in the use of colours, the eye and mind get restless and agitated. But if used on purpose this aspect of colour gives a work of art a very strong impact and makes it a masterpiece.[...]. ... Read more

2. Color by Betty Edwards: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors
by Betty Edwards
Paperback: 224 Pages (2004-09-23)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$10.95
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Asin: 1585422193
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Millions of people have learned to draw using the methods of Dr. Betty Edwards's bestseller The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Now, much as artists progress from drawing to painting, Edwards moves from black-and-white into color. This new guide distills the enormous existing knowledge about color theory into a practical method of working with color to produce harmonious combinations.

Using techniques tested and honed in her five-day intensive color workshops, Edwards provides a basic understanding of how to see color, how to use it, and-for those involved in art, painting, or design-how to mix and combine hues. Including more than 125 color images and exercises that move from simple to challenging, this volume explains how to:

- see what is really there rather than what you "know" in your mind about colored objects
- perceive how light affects color, and how colors affect one another
- manipulate hue, value, and intensity of color and transform colors into their opposites
- balance color in still-life, landscape, figure, and portrait painting
- understand the psychology of color
- harmonize color in your surroundings

While we recognize and treasure the beautiful use of color, reproducing what we see can be a challenge. Accessibly unweaving color's complexity, this must-have primer is destined to be an instant classic. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars COLOR
I have read several books on color. Though others may have been more scholarly,COLOR by Betty Edwards is the most understandable.The exercises in mixing colors that she provides are not only excellent and practical, but are worth doing well and keeping for future reference .

5-0 out of 5 stars Learn about color
This book has been very benifical in its explanation about color, I am pleased with my decision to purchase this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars understanding Colour
Using the book in conjunction with other Texts . very practical Book . Ideal for creating your first colour wheel . Explains Tones and Complementary colours in a simple and PRACTICAL way . I have been using it to play with mixing colours on my Palette , and recording the end result as a data-base for future reference . very much hands on book . Handy tool to use for on's painting journey

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
A great book on color. I am not a person that likes to read a lot
but the book was very educational.I read it daily until finished!
and that saids a lot for the book.I recommend for cake decorators
and people that love the beauty of flower arranging. Understanding
color is KEY. I Loved it. But I must say sometimes I felt like I
was in a colledge book. But very,very,educational.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I thought it ironic that the author who's claim to fame is from a book about drawing totally ignored in this book people who do nothing but draw (with colored pencils). There was no work around or options for anyone who does not own or have any interest in owning a brush. ... Read more

3. The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction
by Steve Hullfish
Paperback: 392 Pages (2008-02-26)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$24.51
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Asin: 0240809904
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Provides direct access to the skills, insights and techniques of some of the postproduction industry's most prominent digital video colorists, delivering practical skills to the postproduction pro seeking to improve their color grading craft. The author interviews and observes 8 professional colorists as they grade a series of real world video images, describing the methods and techniques each artist uses to reach their finalized image. These video images are included on a DVD that allows you to work lockstep with each artist as they grade their images.

Though some tools provided may differ from one product to the next, the basic process of video color correction (grading) remains the same. Application agnostic and sure to inspire, The Art of Digital Video Color Correction will further your artistic skills, whether you're an editor, compositor, or colorist, and allow you to apply those skills to the grading process, making your finished image sharper, crisper and more aesthetically pleasing in general.

* Digital video color correction tips and techniques from the pros grading the films, shows and commercials we all see everyday, thus advancing theartistic coloring skills of the reader
* Is non-software specific, with lessons that are applicable to any postproduction workflow
* DVD includes samples of the same video images that the colorists featured in the book were working on, providing direct access to the techniques and process of professional grading
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This is one of the best book for digital color correcting, nice tool for people who want and like to be a color correct professional. The book is a tool, how I mention before, the rest is up to you.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book!
this books is easy and fun to read. examples include many different color correcting software. i learned a great deal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get into it!
You will find your self reading and re-reading sections. Excellent for understanding the technical aspects. As well as excellent interviews with top colorists Bob Festa, and Randy Starnes. I highly recommend this to add to your library.

5-0 out of 5 stars YOU NEED TO BUY THIS BOOK NOW!
Whoa.You need to buy this book now.

Before I read this book I knew ZERO about color grading.Now I know a HECK of a lot more and this book is ALSO for very advanced color graders as well because he has tips from a very wide range of color graders in the big leagues.

I needed to learn a lot in a hurry and this book is a bible for me.I return to it again and again.

Making a great film is one thing but without the best color grading you diminish your chances of winning awards for your very hard work. At the absolute minimum this book will teach you how to prepare your film for digital color correction by at least getting your luma in order. This will greatly decrease your cost in post and, more importantly, having done this essential preliminary work with your blacks, gammas and highlights will provide the digital color grader with product that will have much of the heavy lifting already completed.

Additionally, this book will help you specify to your digital color corrector exactly what you want, which will save time and expense in post also.

AND this book also contains enough incredibly well presented information so that you can do a pretty damn good job grading it yourself if you have the desire and force of will to pull it off, which I do.

This book is an absolutely indispensable resource and you need to buy it if you are serious about what people think of your hard work in film and video.

I have ZERO financial interest in this book and have never had the pleasure of meeting the author.I'm just speaking from both the head and heart.Questions?Email me at mdubuque@yahoo.com

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I read Steve's previous book, `Color Correction for Digital Video' several years ago and had found it to be a very good starting point for my color correction education. I came across `The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction' by accident while looking for a text on Apple Color. The two books work well together in providing a very thorough, easy to understand, survey course on modern color correction techniques.

There were several elements of the book I found excellent. First, Steve's writing is very conversational and understandable and demystifies the science of color and light. His clear methodical approach to balancing color in primary corrections and solving problems with secondary corrections made immediate logical sense to me. Steve explains things in a way any novice or seasoned pro can understand.

Another wonderful feature of this book is that it applies the techniques to and provides screen shots from Avid Xpress Pro, Avid Symphony, Final Cut Pro, Color, Color Finesse, and After Effects and approaches color-correction in a modern cosmopolitan way... understanding that there are multiple tools ands approaches to any problem. This gives the reader a very universal over-view of color correction as an artform.

An improvement over the previous book is the addition of explanations and glossary of terms in the margins; which any good student of color correction will find useful. Both books come with a DVD of video materials that can be used in conjunction with the examples in the book to provide a hands-on tutorial experience for the reader.

I read the two books on the subway on my way to and from work as an editor and was up to speed quickly. I already knew Final Cut, Avid, and After Effects and now am completely comfortable with the color correction tools in all of them as well as Apple Color. I highly recommend this book to anyone serious about modern video editing and color correction.

George Missor; Editor; Hollywood, California

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4. I Spy Colors in Art
by Lucy Micklethwait
Hardcover: 40 Pages (2007-09-01)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$10.83
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Asin: 0061348376
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I spy with my little eye . . . a yellow circle, an orange orange, two blue eyes staring right back at me!

The whole family will delight in exploring fine art through these fourteen glorious paintings, ranging from ancient to contemporary, their artists hailing from all around the globe. Each time you look at one of the colorful canvases in this book—or in a museum—you're sure to discover another delightful and surprising detail.

What a wonderful way to foster a love of art in the youngest of children and to instill an appreciation for close observation and attention to detail.

What do you spy?

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5. The Art of Color and Design
by Maitland Graves
 Hardcover: 292 Pages (1941)

Asin: B000I0WENS
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars good seller
Seller was very responsive and provided updates of shipping.Product was as described.Nice to do business with this seller. ... Read more

6. Color in Art (World of Art)
by John Gage
Paperback: 224 Pages (2006-11-30)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$10.41
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Asin: 0500203946
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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A wide-ranging and engaging introduction to the place and power of color in art.

Over the course of the past few centuries, the complex phenomenon of color has received detailed treatment from the perspectives of physics, chemistry, physiology, psychology, linguisitics, and philosophy. However, visual artists—the people who work most closely with color—have rarely been asked for their opinions about this ubiquitous but insolubly mysterious subject.

In his new book John Gage, author of the award-winning Color and Culture, focuses on the thoughts and practices of artists. Color in Art is concerned with the history of color, but is not itself a history; instead each chapter develops a theme from one of the aforementioned scientific disciplines from the viewpoint of artists such as Kandinsky, van Gogh, and Kapoor. Flags, synaesthesia, theosophy, theater design, chromotherapy, and chromophobia are among the many topics covered. 180 illustrations, 150 in color. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars good illustrations, confusing text

I gave this book two stars:both stars for the illustrations and no stars for the text.The illustrations look great but as I was reading the book, I was surprised to see that it had been published in 2006.It seemed not to have benefitted from any word processing.I felt I was trying to read a bunch of notes on index cards, quickly stapled together into chapters.There was no effort to explain what the whole book was trying to do, how the chapters were organized and what might happen in each chapter.I was constantly stymied by a thread of an idea that would fray into nothing, by a jump into a new subject, by repetitions, by hops backwards and forwards in history, by an inconsistent approach to the relationship between the science of light and philosophical conjectures about color theory.The text is a mess.
This is a shame because scattered throughout the book are fascinating little anecdotes that would be hard to find anywhere else. Would it ever be possible for an editor to take John Gage's index cards and rewrite this book?I know that I would read it if someone took a crack at it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Lots of content but not structured
I have a little bit of background on colour theory, so I read this book expecting to learn much of colour in art. It is evident that the author has done much research in this area and has plenty of things to say. However, I felt that the book was badly written. Many sentences could have been broken down into two or more, because they contained several ideas, which were difficult to absorb. E.g., The author writes about an artist, who tried to show something in his art works, while mentioning his educational background and teacher and similar artists in one sentence! Despite re-reading several paragraphs several times, I had difficulty understanding what the author was trying to say. Perhaps the book is more suited for people, who already have knowledge on many of the artists, but not for newbies to art like me. The book should be re-written until the message of each chapter is more clear!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting overview of how artists think about color.
I thought this book was great.Of course, the best book on color is Josef Albers--Interaction of Color, but this is a worthy companion.Interesting to read how artist's perceptions and ideas of color have evolved over time.Good for artists, as well as non-artists, and will get you thinking about color in a new way.Recommend. ... Read more

7. Tropical Colors: The Art of Living with Tropical Flowers
by Sakul Intakul, Wongvipa Devahastin Na Ayudhya, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
Hardcover: 176 Pages (2003-04-15)
list price: US$35.00 -- used & new: US$19.26
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Asin: 0794600565
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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* Displays innovative techniques for flower arranging* Over 200 photographs* Sakul Intakul has made floral installations for the Queen of Thailand* Sleek, contemporary, cutting edge design

Flowers have always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Thailand and a constant reminder of the country’s Buddhist heritage and identity. As in other Asian cultures, flowers are lavishly used in Thailand to mark rituals and rites of passage; they are indispensable in age-old acts of worship, in celebrations, and in daily life. On their way to work, many Thais offer flowers and a heartfelt prayer at wayside shrines. Every day, scores of women at the royal court create floral offerings for the venerated Buddha images in Bangkok’s temples and palaces. Thai Airways routinely presents orchid corsages to female passengers.

This stunning and refreshingly original book goes beyond the everyday: it elevates flowers from mere floral arrangements to meditative floral "installations."Created from a combination of exotic and colorful tropical flowers, plant materials--fibers and leaves from banana plants and coconut trees, culms and twigs from bamboo--and unconventional materials like wire netting, harmoniously blend a strong, usually three-dimensional, structure with the sweet and subtle elements of flowers. The philosophy behind the arrangements, the interiors or occasions for which they are appropriate, and a brief explanation of the techniques and materials employed will inspire readers to create their own artistic arrangements. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Still learning
This is a great book for someone starting out and want something different from the same old arrangements.Would highly recommend this book and author.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning Artistic FlowerArrangements
As an Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging) student, I found this book absolutely stunning in its approach to flower arranging.Beautiful and creative arrangements anyone can enjoy.A great coffee table book or gift for those who love flowers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Unique and Perfect for Tropical Weddings
I plan and coordinate destination weddings from Minnesota to anywhere in the tropics.This book has been a huge help for brides to articulate their style and preferences for personal flowers and centerpieces.I have even used some of the container ideas for local weddings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning and appealing
I bought this book off of the two other ladies reviews. I was looking for a book that someone like me-buys a handful of flowers then doesn't know how to arrange them-would use. If your creative this book will definitely get you salivating to try and recreate some of these arrangements. The arrangements are for the most part very simple and quietly appealing. If you are not fond of contemporary or modern this book probably isn't for you. The book is a different perspective to just a handful of flowers in a vase, it uses a variety of glass, metal and other containers all with tropical flowers. I'm going to go thumb through it again!

5-0 out of 5 stars Tropical Colors
I own hundreds of books on all types of design.This book on design with tropical flowers is the absolute most beautiful I have.The ideas depicted in this book are very simple for the most part and easy to do.And yet, the designs create a spectacular effect. ... Read more

8. The Art of Beaded Beads: Exploring Design, Color & Technique
by Jean Campbell
Paperback: 144 Pages (2010-04-06)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$10.70
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Asin: 160059588X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Beaders everywhere are discovering the extraordinary creative potential and pleasure of making unique, one-of-a-kind beads from existing beads themselves. This lushly illustrated guide. now in a paperback version, offers them a blast of inspiration, with 40 fabulous designs from today’s finest beadwork artists. Ranging from understated to pure dazzling glam, these projects showcase a range of innovative techniques. Among the standouts: a peyote-stitched Tetrahedron Beaded Bead; a Peek-A-Boo Bead, using steel nuts from the hardware store; and a cylinder-shaped Piñata Bead, decorated with smaller beads resembling tiny, colorful party balloons.



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5-0 out of 5 stars Bring on the Beads
I just love this book! I immediately sat down and worked one of the patterns. The directions are easy to follow and the "tips" are nice too. This book is wonderful for someone who has always wanted to do more with their beads. I would hope there will be a second book filled with just as many wonderful projects to do.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Books
These books were deliveredso fast and are just like new.No need to shop anywhere else!

4-0 out of 5 stars much inspired
Good instructions, bead patterns added, I' ve already made three different beads and look forward to making many more.

2-0 out of 5 stars Bad on basics
I bought this wanting to make beads like the ones on the cover--just a round bead covered in seed beads. I'm an intermediate level beader and I follow directions well, but the book has no basic instructions. It jumps from how to do peyote stitch (which I can do easily) to directions for very complicated beaded beads. Sometimes the instructions for complicated beads were easier to follow than for the simple ones! I just find this book frustrating.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun uses for a weaver's leftovers!
A neat book for weavers and/or beaders. Covers a lot of stitches, and since they're just beaded beads, each project can be done pretty quick and using those pesky bits of leftover beads from other things. It's got a little of every style ranging from simple to very bizarre unwearable-but-neat-to-look-at stuff, so I think just about anyone will find a little bit of SOMETHING they like in here! :) Nothing in here is going to challenge you or drive you nuts, but I thought it was a fun buy if you pick it up cheap! ... Read more

9. Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory
by Stephen Quiller
Paperback: 144 Pages (2002-02-01)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$13.23
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Asin: 0823006972
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Internationally renowned artist and best-selling author Stephen Quiller shows readers how to discover their own personal "color sense" in Color Choices, a book that offers readers a fresh perspective on refining their own color styles. With the help of his own "Quiller Wheel," a special foldout wheel featuring 68 precisely placed colors, the author shows artists how they can develop their own unique color blends. First, Quiller demonstrates how to use the wheel to interpret color relationships and mix colors more clearly. Then he explains, step by step, how to develop five structured color schemes; apply underlays and overlays; and use color in striking, unusual ways. This book will bring out every artist's unique sense of color whether he or she works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, or casein. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Now I know . .
Now I understand why my paintings weren't satisfying . . I didn't have the right colors for the sky, or the trees,
or the ground.This book helped me learn the myriad of blues in blue, reds in red, etc.I highly recommend this
for any artist working with color.

5-0 out of 5 stars Color theory by Stephen Quiller
The book itself is in great condition and I have really enjoyed reading it. If you like to study color theory Stephen uses a clear understanding of this subject with new ideas.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Definitely worth buying. Lots of information and I will use this book over and over again.I have lots of watercolor painting books, and this rates as one of the most informative. The Quiller Colorwheel is worth the price of the book alone. His descriptions of complements, triads, analgous colors, are informative in a very clear format. He uses names of specific colors which is even more help.Lots of info to digest and refer to.This will definitely be kept in my art library.I am glad that I bought it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Color Theory
Stephen Quiller is a master when it comes to teaching color theory. This is a must-have watercolor reference book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Painter's Guide to Color by Stephen Quiller
This is an excellent book on color, very indepth and very clear.I've learned things from this book that I didn't know.I recommend it to anyone who loves color and uses it in their work or art. ... Read more

10. Using Color in Your Art!: Choosing Colors for Impact & Pizzazz (Williamson Kids Can Books)
by Sandi Henry
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2005-08)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$9.82
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Asin: 0824967720
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This title is suitable for ages 9 to 12 years. Included are reproductions of other students' paintings, both children and adults as well as those of acclaimed master artists. The overall message of the book is that you don't have to be a professional to have fun and enjoy using colour in art. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great art book for teachers!
I teach 2nd grade, and I have less talent for art than a goldfish.

None the less, I've been able to help my students create some knockout work, using the ideas, pictures, and instructions in this book.

Highly reccomended!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book
After spending thousands of dollars on homeschool materials, I think it's funny that a $15 book should be my favorite!This book is awesome.The BEST part is that is in color on glossy paper!!!Now we can actually see what we are supposed to be doing.I'm only buying color, glossy art books from now on.

We, 7, 9 and 39,created every project in this book and we were all pleased with our results.Basic paint supplies are needed, and I'd recommend good quality papers.The drawing is kept to a minumum so even the littlest can do it.I mounted all the projects on black construction paper and turned our hallway into a gallery.I'm keeping this book and doing it all over again in a few years, so we can see our progress. ... Read more

11. Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits: More than 500 Color Combinations for skin, eyes, lips & hair
by William F Powell
Spiral-bound: 48 Pages (2006-11-01)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$5.51
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Asin: 1560109904
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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From Caucasian to Latino and East Indian hues, this convenient book features master mixes for an arry of skin colors, plus recipes for hair, eye, and lip colors. The concealed wire-o bound book also includes a plastic color-mixing grid for measuring out paints, as well as a handy conversion chart for finding acrylic equivalents of oil paints and vice versa.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits:More than 500 Color Combinations for skin, eyes, lips & hair
Love this book and refer to it often.Highly recommend.Makes color mixing easier.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks
I received my book in goodtime and in good order, as usual.The contents are exactly what I needed.I will continue to order in this manner.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Color Clues for Portrait Painting
I am an art instructor and I use this book extensively to assist my students in mixing skin colors. I especially like the additional explainations of warm and cool shadow colors which occur on the face. It also has a nicely organized collection of various ethnic color catagories.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect painters guide
Great guide for beginners and advanced painters.I often use it when I want a color I can't figure out how to mix.I love it and even bought the called other one by this writer called "Color Mixing Recipes".

5-0 out of 5 stars Colour Mixing Recipes
Very clear and easy to follow, great ideas at your finger tips. The spiral spine is just great for a book of this type. A book I will use a lot from now on, for sure. Love it! thanks to the author for simplifing colour...Im great at making mud! no more, thanks. Suzanne McGrath ... Read more

12. Color Magic Sticker Play Book (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
Spiral-bound: 16 Pages (2008-09-01)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$3.95
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Asin: 0810971267
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
In association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art


A hands-on way for children to learn about color—and express their creativity!


With this innovative book, young artists experience the wonder of color and learn through discovery how colors mix and change. By combining unique translucent stickers, one color on top of another, children can create new colors and then change them in an instant. The reusable stickers easily peel away from the special laminated pages so that a fresh “canvas” is always at the ready.


The more than two thousand stickers come in geometric shapes of various sizes, which can be arranged to create people, animals, airplanes, cars, and more. Each spread suggests a familiar setting such as home, a playground, a beach, and a farm, with a few illustrations started for inspiration. As children manipulate the circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, wedges, and ovals, they will begin to see the geometry of the world, as artists do.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A template for endless possiblities
Love these template style books for kids...insert creative ideas into the provided background...also some blank pages for non directed fun...make animals, vehicles, masks/faces...love that it combines color concepts with reuseable stickers...great purchase

2-0 out of 5 stars Not a favorite
We've owned this book/game for a year now, and my 4yo and 6yo- who are both creative and very into coloring, art, etc.- have played with it for a total of about 45 minutes.I wish I hadn't purchased it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Plenty of fun for my preschooler
This book was suggested for older children, but my 4 year old loves this book.In the book it has dozens of pictures to spark ideas in your childs mind.It also has blank pages for them to create their own pictures.It comes with plenty of stickers.I have had it for close to a year now and my boy still loves it and has pages of stickers he hasn't gotten too.

5-0 out of 5 stars color magic book
My 5 year old daughter loves this book and it really gets her to use her imagination. Great book to take travelling too as not messy and easy to use in the car.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I gave this book a present to our friend's daughter. She immediately started playing with this book. It is really fun and nice product, definitely MUST HAVE ... Read more

13. Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color
by Brian Coleman
Hardcover: 272 Pages (2007-08-21)
list price: US$60.00 -- used & new: US$32.84
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Asin: 142360010X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Farrow & Ball is a leader in the luxury paint and wallpaper market, catering to top designers and discerning homeowners who seek the finest quality products to adorn their walls. Offering a unique historical color palette, stunning depth of color, great coverage and a wide choice of finishes, Farrow & Ball products are found in many of the world's most exclusive properties. In Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, Brian Coleman hosts a tour of cottages, castles, lofts and beyond that illustrate how paint and wallpaper are paramount to a room's overall design and feel. Visually stunning interiors and inspiring color schemes reveal how to build cohesive, stylish rooms by using furnishings and fabrics that blend with and accent the walls.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Many useful photos -- not just about paint colors but the overall look
Although the mission for the book may have been to showcase the F&B colors, they achieved far more.This book has full color photos on every page and is a wonderful compendium of period rooms. For me the photo of the brown and white dining room (walls painted in Dauphin, a color that looks quite different on walls than on my tiny chip) was worth the price of admission --- especially considering you can get a (barely) used hardcover copy of this book for less than $10. One of the best bargains I've ever seen, in a truly useful and gorgeous design book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Farrow & Ball;The Art of Color
I bought this book as a birthday gift for my son-in-law's 40th birthday.He is an arichect in Charleston, South Carolina and has become quite intrigued with Farrow and Ball. He used some of their colors to paint his design studio.So, I bought this book "unseen"because I hoped it would be "well done" andI must say that I was not disappointed! The photography by Edward Addeo is nothing short of amazing. You can really appreciated the subtletyand depth of the Farrow and Ball paint colors.Also, an added extra bonus to this book is that one of the homes featured belongs to friends of mine and their daughter happends to be best frinds with the "birthday boy's" first cousin. So, serendipitously, I found the perfect birthday present!

5-0 out of 5 stars Let there be color.
My son received this beautifulbook as a Christmas present. I am hoping to get one of my own.
I love the way the photographer uses natural light. Addeo'sphotographs really give you a sense of how colorenhances furnishings anddetermines the atmosphere of a room. Color has to be bold but yet subtle or it will compete. A qualitypaint is called for hence-Barrow & Ball. This is a great book for decorating ideas.

3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I was waiting for this book for some time and had high hopes because I know that Farrow and Ball make great paint.The book was a disappointment however, because the quality of the pictures was poor and the text rather boring.I had somehow expect it to be better.I also think many of the homes pictured were rather dated looking and not as interesting as some of the new rooms we see in other publications.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Brooklyn
I love this book! I received it as a gift for the holidays and I instantly fell in love. The Brooklyn mansion is a gorgeous masterpiece!
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14. The Art of Colors: For Children and Adults
by Margaret Steele, Cindy Estes
Board book: 24 Pages (1997-06)
list price: US$11.95 -- used & new: US$50.82
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Asin: 0914357549
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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A beautiful and unique boardbook which teaches children their colors via piecesof contemporary art by acclaimed artists, with short accompanying text that describes eachartwork for the adult reader.For example, a beautiful silkscreen by Andy Warhol of field flowershighlights the color purple.The word purple is printed, in bold purple type, on the oppositepage.The word purple is also translated into Spanish, French, German, and Japanese, whichchildren find fascinating. A few sentences are given for the adult reader that describe Warholsmotivation for this and other artworks.

Twelve colors and artworks are featured, as listed below. They represent pieces by the mastersof contemporary art to emerging leaders; women and men; people of many ethnic backgrounds.Red - a dynamic, spiritual painting by Mark Rotho
Blue - a mystical assemblage piece by Betye Saar
Yellow - painting with human figures and words by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Orange - a rich, flowing painting by Sam Francis
Green - a room installation by Barbara Bloom
Purple - a silkscreen of flowers by Andy Warhol
White - a billboard of empty bed sheets by Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Black - a wooden sculpture by Louise Nevelson
Grey - a painting of the United States map by Jasper Johns
Brown - a wall of vintage suitcases by Hirokazu Kosaka
Pink - a geometric landscape painting by Richard Diebenkorn
Light Blue - a light and space, neon artwork by Doug Wheeler
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5-0 out of 5 stars A total delight
The great thing about this books is that I TOTALLY disagree with the reviewer ...

The author has selected new and emerging artists instead of the tried and true.As a parent I enjoyed learning about new artists instead of sitting throught Intro to Art History again.My child has benefited from from learning her colors and being exposed to new artists.

1-0 out of 5 stars A total disappointment
I have ordered around 100 products ...and I have never been as disappointed as I was with this book and with The Art of Shapes. I bought them for a three year old child thinking that he would start getting acquainted with famous works of arts from all over the world.With a few exceptions the artists selected are completely unknown.There are millions of famous beautiful European and American masterpieces that would have been more suitable for a child....

5-0 out of 5 stars What I did not figure on was how much I would LOVE it.
I read about this book in a parenting magazine and thought that my baby daughter would enjoy it.My husband is an artist, so I thought that it would be a great book to teach her about art in a fun way. What I did notfigure on was how much I would LOVE it.This book shows an artist's workin a specific color. It tells the artist's name and a brief descriptionof their work.On the facing page, it tells the color, then translates theword into 3 other languages.It is short so it keeps my daughter'sinterest and sheis facinated by the color.My husband and I have enjoyedtalking about the art on the pages.Forget about the child wanting to lookat the same book over and over again -- with this one, it is ME who wantsto. I am buying the other two books in the series today. ... Read more

15. Arabic Art in Color (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
Paperback: 46 Pages (1978-10-01)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$5.89
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Asin: 0486236587
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Here are 141 designs and motifs in authentic full color from classic 19th century work by noted French historian—a visual vocabulary of Islamic decorative art.
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3-0 out of 5 stars beautiful but disappointing
The pictures are wonderful examples of patterns. I was looking for something with more depth explaining the structure and construction of the art. ... Read more

16. The Colors of Learning: Integrating the Visual Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum (Early Childhood Education, 85)
by Rosemary Althouse, Margaret H. Johnson, Sharon T. Mitchell
Paperback: 168 Pages (2002-11-01)
list price: US$20.95 -- used & new: US$10.95
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Asin: 0807742740
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Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding. The Colors of Learning promotes the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas. This volume will help early childhood professionals present in-depth art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. This user-friendly volume features actual classroom dialogue throughout the text and many illustrations of children's art, including some in full color. ... Read more

17. A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art: The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets (Center for Environmental Structure, Vol 7)
by Christopher Alexander
 Paperback: 352 Pages (1993-11-11)
list price: US$150.00
Isbn: 0195208668
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Christopher Alexander owns what many now believe to be the finest collection of early Turkish carpets in the western world, with perhaps half being the only specimens of their kind anywhere.In this richly illustrated, oversized volume--featuring four hundred illustrations, eighty in full color--Alexander takes readers on an engaging tour of his fabulous collection.

Readers will see a 13th-century Seljuk Carpet with Dragons, a 15th-century Animal Carpet, a scarlet-niched Transylvanian Prayer Rug, a turquoise Lattice Carpet from Alcaraz, a 16th-century blue Medallion Keyhole Design from Bergama, a rare 16th-century White Field Bird Carpet, the dazzling color and brilliant geometry of a 15th-century Karapinar with Three Gulls, and perhaps Alexander's favorite, a 15th-century Star Karapinar with Flowers (whose designs he describes as "the high point of all Sufi art, the state of liberation, in which the artist is so free, that he is able to be completely natural").In addition, Alexander elaborates on his theory that these carpets teach structure to artists and architects through the beauty of their form.

This lavishly produced volume makes an important contribution to the world of rug scholarship.Equally important, Alexander's thoughtful meditations on these pieces will fascinate the many architects, artists, and planners who follow his work. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A pearl of great value
I love and leave my books, but I'll never part with this one. I look at it daily and always find something new and edifying.

The book's raison d'etere is Alexander's magnificent collection, displayed in glorious photos. But if you feel frustrated/disgusted or uncomfortable/uneasy toward modern design, art, or architecture, you'll appreciate Alexander's axioms for objectively evaluating the aesthetic quality of the carpets.Alexander hopes that a generalized version of these axioms will save us from the ugliness of modernism and get human beings back into the business of creating truly beautiful things, whether carpets, buildings, comptuer programs, etc.That's why he titled it "A foreshadowing..."

Alexander comments on each carpet in the collection, describing the fascinating detective work that went into placing and dating each piece, as well as pointing out the most noteworthy elements of the patterns and colors. His commentary causes me to appreciate each carpet as a historical piece with tremendous significance to today -- the carpets are seemingly messengers from the past, reminding us of truths that have long been dormant in the human spirit.

He describes the best carpets as evoking a presence that is both human and divine. He says that a reliable way to judge the "better" of two carpets is to ask people which of the two they would choose to represent their own self or soul.Even carpet-naive people will consistently choose the more valuable carpet, even if it's not the one they "like" best. Interesting, right?

5-0 out of 5 stars Great but not what you would expect
Christopher Alexander is known among architects and maybe even more among computer enthusiasts. If you are one of them (us) and know his other work, you would be surprised by this book.
It deals with carpets, specifically Turkish carpets.
A friend of mine lent me this book and I was fascinated. It has a certain passion for its subject and its interesting even if you don't know anything and don't care anything about carpets. Author explains about some items in his quite large collection of carpets and why he finds them not only rare and valuable as an antique but also beautiful.
The beauty of a carpet lies in its pattern and here we get to familiar grounds (as for example in his »A Pattern Language«). A pattern consists not only of the ornament but also of the negative space, the area remaining. He explains on examples from his collection. And one wanders if there is yet another application of his theory beside architecture per se, computer design and carpets.
Still its quite expensive, but if you happen to lay your hands on it, go ahead and enjoy.

5-0 out of 5 stars One drawback...
...shoddy binding.

Other than that, the book's great.

What I like about his writing is how relates the way your eye works to the way the carpets are designed and built.He yalks a lot about "centers" and about how a carpet can be that much more enjoyable when your eye can be drawn to sections which can be more-easily digested.

4-0 out of 5 stars a quick & humble impression
I got to take a look at this book in the UMASS non-circulating collection. It was beautiful, covered with a gold patterned cloth. Inside, the paper and reproductions of the carpets and art work were of the very best quality.I read the introduction and skimmed through the subsequent chapters. After my breif encounter with this book, I felt as though I had found the secret heart of Alexander's architectural theories. Somehow his passion for these carpets seemed to be the kernal from which his volumes have sprung. ... Read more

18. The Other Side of Color: African American Art in the Collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby, Jr.
by David C. Driskell
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2001-03)
list price: US$65.00 -- used & new: US$29.99
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Asin: 0764914553
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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David C. Driskell’s easy-to-read and thorough critique of the African American art experience—the other side of color—breaks new ground in presenting almost one hundred selections from a unique art collection that provides the context for this book.

First is an overview of the history of African American art--which in this country predates the Civil War--and a detailed explanation of the raison d’etre behind the Cosby collection. Part 2 discusses five prominent postcolonial African American artists who lead the way for future black artists and the struggles they overcame to promote cultural emancipation and acceptance in the American mainstream.

Subsequent parts reveal how African American artists continued the quest for recognition, culminating in the turning point of black culture in the twentieth century in the United States: The Harlem Renaissance. Throughout the discussions within each of the book’s six parts, beautiful full-color artworks from the Cosby collection highlight and validate Driskell’s writing. Rene Hanks’s biographies add even more information about the featured artists as well as indicate the locations of the major collections of their works. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars About the Author
"David C. Driskell is considered one of the world's leading authorities on the subject of African American art. He has taught at Talladega College, Howard and Fisk Universities, and is a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Queens College, and Obadefemi Awolowo University (the former University of Ife) in Nigeria. He retired as Distinguished University Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Maryland. In the United States, Driskell has appeared on The Today Show, In the News, and PBS; he has also appeared on television in ten foreign countries. In addition, he is a renowned curator, lecturer, and author. More by David Driskell: Narratives of African American Art and Identity

"240 pages with approximately 100 full-color artworks by 47 African American artists. Casebound, with dust jacket. Size: 10 x 13". Introductions by Camille and Bill Cosby. ISBN: 0-7649-455-3."--© Pomegranate

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book for collectors of All types of Art!!
Great book.Very useful for new collectors.

4-0 out of 5 stars Make it Right!
I enjoyed the book; it was entertaining, insightful, scholarly, and included a few insightful surprises!However, I was most disappointed to note the biographical omission of Mr. Simmie Knox; he is too talented and humble a person to be overlooked in such a fashion.So, for the sake of posterity, the book should be recalled and corrected as soon as possible.Surely, we wouldn't want it said this is the way we regard an African American Presidential Artist! Correction please.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Other Side Of Color
What a beautiful explanation of art that has been ignored for so many years. Not only is the book well illustrated, it is informative. Not having much understanding of art at all, I have now begun to understand the artist, the art and the expression of information that is creative and informative of people and events. This is a book not only for the scholar and informed art collector but for those of us who enjoy beauty. We can now understand creativity in a new way. ... Read more

19. Art Nouveau Stencil Designs in Color (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by A. Charayron, Leon Durand
Paperback: 64 Pages (2009-06-22)
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Asin: 0486472167
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Drawn from a rare French volume, this gallery of delicate multicolor stenciling in the Art Nouveau style is a unique treasury of ideas for designers and decorators. Colorful illustrations showcase panels, friezes, walls, and ceilings, embellished with such natural delights as wild roses and nasturtiums, pears and grapes, seagulls and geese, rabbits and roosters, and children playing.
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20. Helen Van Wyk's Favorite Color Recipes
by Helen Van Wyk
Paperback: 128 Pages (2000-03-01)
list price: US$23.99 -- used & new: US$15.00
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Asin: 0929552172
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A collection of personal colour mixing recipes for 120 florals, landscapes, portraits and still lifes, which can be used as a hands-on painting manual or as a course of study. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Only book you'll need
I love reading oil painting "how to" books!!! This book covers almost everything you need in an understandable way.It is much more than just a color mixing book.It covers perspective, portraits, landscapes, still lifes, lighting etc etc etc..Would make a great gift for a novice, hobbyist.Great buy.

Not only are there color recipes there are lots of photo references and color swatches - but the tidbits of info that accompany the recipes are invaluable.This is a GREAT reference and one of the best I've seen. A must have for the artist. It is wonderful to have this information all in one book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Which Paint Colors Not To Use
I just hate trying to mix a light red and it turn out to be "pinky."Trial and error will eventually work after spending too much time and too much paint and a lot of frustration.It is such a joy to have some idea in advance whether to use alizarin crimson or cadmium red light.The name of the color on the tube is important. Some colors are thin and won't cover -- which sometimes is a good thing depending on what you are painting.Helen Van Wyk's Favorite Color Recipes has really saved me time and aggravation trying to get the right color.Additionally the illustrations in the book are not only educational but a pleasure to behold.A great book to have!

5-0 out of 5 stars Color Recipes
I find this book very helpfull in learning how to mix colors.She talks about the color tones, hues, complimentery colors.Why she uses what color where. It gets you thinking about color and how to use it in your painting.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great helpfor beginners!!!!
My wife and I lived in Rockport when Miss Van Wyk was still painting. We have the first version of her color recipes book in its original three ring binder form. Her book offers the beginning painter greatsuggestions and solutions on many typical color mixing problems. Thanks Helen. ... Read more

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