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eText: 
ISBN-10 0132664003ISBN-13 9780132664004
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-512078-0ISBN-13 978-0-13-512078-1
Author(s): Marcie Cooperman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 336
Description

For courses in art and design foundations, interior design, fashion design, merchandising, graphic and communications design, and design marketing.

An in-depth look at color and how we perceive it.

Color relationships and compositional elements can completely change how we perceive color. Color and How to Use It is the first in-depth color theory textbook that examines color interactions and how they can be manipulated in art and design. Chapters examine the history of color, color theory, and the many factors that influence our perception of color. The text aims to help readers (1) learn to see color, color relationships, and elements of composition that affect the perception of color; (2) understand how altering just one color or compositional element will change the dynamics of a composition; and (3) gain skills in using color and composition to their greatest potential in 2-D design.

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