© 1987

Color Theory and Its Application in Art and Design


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. George A. Agoston
    Pages 1-4
  3. George A. Agoston
    Pages 5-10
  4. George A. Agoston
    Pages 11-16
  5. George A. Agoston
    Pages 17-27
  6. George A. Agoston
    Pages 28-46
  7. George A. Agoston
    Pages 47-65
  8. George A. Agoston
    Pages 105-141
  9. George A. Agoston
    Pages 181-209
  10. George A. Agoston
    Pages 210-268
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 269-287

About this book


This book directly addresses a long-felt, unsatisfied need of modern color science - an appreciative and technically sound presentation of the principles and main offerings of colorimetry to artists and designers, written by one of them. With his unique blend of training and experience in engineering, with his lifelong interest and, latterly, career in art and art education, Dr. Agoston is unusually well prepared to convey the message of color science to art and design. His book fulfills the hopes I had when I first heard about him and his book. I foresee important and long-lasting impacts of this book, analogous to those of the epoch-making writings by earlier artist-scientists, such as Leonardo, Chevreul, Munsell, and Pope. Nearly all persons who have contributed to color science, recently as well as formerly, were attracted to the study of color by color in art. Use of objective or scientific methods did not result from any cold, detached attitude, but from the inherent difficulties of the problems concerning color and its use, by which they were intrigued. Modern education and experience has taught many people how to tackle difficult problems by use of scientific methods. Therefore - color science.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Color Theory and Its Application in Art and Design
  • Authors George A. Agoston
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-17095-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-34734-7
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVI, 287
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Classical Electrodynamics
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