Artist's Little Book Of Color

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Artist's Little Book of Color is a comprehensive and practical guide to the world of color packed with useful information on all aspects of color. The first half of the book is organized into chapters on each of the primary, secondary and tertiary colors. The author combines color history, composition and attributes, mythology, science, botany, chemistry and synthetic colors, and tells engaging stories about the great artists and their use of color.

The second half of the book is information on pigment standards, color terminology and the mixing of colors. It features an extensive 450-color index and a guide to suppliers, a useful resource for anyone working with color. The color index is laid out with 12 colors per page, each identified by name and manufacturer, including product numbers.

Artist's Little Book of Color is a handy and attractive guide to the fascinating world of color and an essential sourcebook for artists, designers, art students and teachers.


Simon Jennings is a visiting lecturer at a number of leading art schools. He conceived and designed many books on art and design, including Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Self Portraits and Collins Artist's Manual .

Pub Date: 2017
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 128
Size: 7.50 x 6.00 inches

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