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Titles that explore the nature and the application of color in the arts. This includes anything from a good example of a paint manufacturer's chip chart to a classic such as one written on the subject by Swiss designer Johannes Itten.

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Matthaei, Rupprecht, Goethe's Color Theory, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1971, first American edition, 4to (11.5" x 9.5"), HB, sage cloth boards w/ green titles, pictorial dj, VG/ G. Corners & spine extremities bumped, sl waviness to text block. Lamination on dj flaking off, lg closed tear on front near spine, top edges & corners chipped, bottom edges worn, front & back rubbed, approx. 1/2" loss to either side top of spine.

274 pp. Profuse illus., primarily in color, incl. index. Subtitle: "American edition translated and edited by Herb Aach With a complete facsimile reproduction of Charles Eastlake's 1820 translation of the 'didactic part' of the Color Theory." A complete look at color theory, incl. sections on "the Derivation of the Color Wheel from Goethe's Prism Experiments," "Why the Contributions to Optics Were Discontinued," significance and reconstruction of Goethe's color wheel, Goethe's Reflections on Method, and a complete reprint and breakdown of the theory itself, plus epilogue with Goethe's letters.    [Book ID # 771]


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