Color Codes (Paperback)
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Color Codes (Paperback)

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Paperback 373 Pages / Published: 31/10/1996
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"The first thing to realize about the study of color in our time is its uncanny ability to evade all attempts to systematically codify it," writes Charles A. Riley in this series of interconnected essays on the uses and meanings of color.

Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9780874517422
Number of pages: 373
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm


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The subtitle clearly delineates the subject matter of this important book on the subjectivity of color sense and theories thereof, from the late 19th century to the present . . . [Riley] stresses the relatively independent development of color ideas among the theorists chosen, speaking of interrelations usually only where they have some historical or conceptual validity; and he does so in a clear, intelligible style. Choice"
Riley's richly rewarding scholarly study explores the multiple meanings of color. Publishers Weekly"
In six intricate essays, the author discusses uses of color by the foremost contemporary artists, composers, philosophers, authors, architects, and psychologists . . . Riley's impressively wide-ranging knowledge demonstrate[s] the unique and varied perceptions in the field. Library Journal"

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