Author: Stephen Quiller
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Discusses color relationships and the color wheel, tells how to develop color schemes, and shows a variety of paintings
Michael Wilcox offers an entirely new way of creating color harmony and contrast with Perfect Color Choices for the Artist. It's the only complete artist's guide to selecting, mixing and using color. Based on the way that colors in nature are related, this book teaches artists how to achieve perfect color in their art. Artists not only learn the color relationships of plants, animals and nature, but also how to mix and apply those colors to their paintings. Readers will find over 1,000 color arrangements and 400 illustrated examples, plus easy-to-follow instruction and guidelines for mixing and using color in any medium. Michael Wilcox has experienced a widely varied background, including periods as a professional artist, a conservator of art works and an engineer. His research in art and design led to the book Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green followed by the Wilcox Guide to the Best Watercolor Paints. Wilcox has also published the Artist's Guide to Selecting Colors, a guide that shows how to select a suitable palette in any medium-watercolors, oil paints, acrylics and more. He lives and continues his research and writing in Bristol, England.
Looks at one hundred flowering plants arranged by color offering information on their care, condition requirements, companion plants, size, bloom time, and growing zones.
Author: Patti Mollica
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
Cover subtitle: An Essential guide to color-- from basic principles to practical applications.
An updated, bound-in but conveniently removable color wheel comes with this all-inclusive reference offering the latest word on the latest paint formulations available to serve artists working in any paint medium. Opening with an analysis of the painter's ideal palette and how it is organized with primary, secondary, and intermediate hues, the guide then explores value and intensity, complementary and analogous colors, the ways in which color can be used to evoke moods, express atmospheric conditions, and other essentials relating to color choice and usage. A range of master colorists' work is also included. "The 144-page book focuses on the intricacies of value and intensity, color relationships, color for mood, and using the color palette while painting on location. The book features a gatefold 'Quiller Color Wheel' that is a most useful painting tool."-Center Post Dispatch, April 5, 2000 "Watercolorist Stephen Quiller has devoted decades to exploring color relationships, color mixing and expression. His observations not only help artists paint stronger works, but assist collectors in viewing color as a part of the artwork."-Wild Life Art, June 1998
The Luscher Color Test
Author: Max Lüscher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is well known to biologists and home aquarium enthusiasts alike. Scientists have studied guppies for most of the twentieth century. Some of the most intensive recent research has been conducted by behavioral ecologists, who have found that the guppy mating system makes guppies especially useful in the study of sexual selection and mate choice. By observing guppy behavior in aquaria, researchers hope to obtain new insights into how selection operates in natural populations. Here Anne Houde summarizes and synthesizes the scientific work done to date, relates the empirical findings on guppies to current themes in sexual selection theory, and suggests new directions for future research. This book describes the sexual behavior of guppies and examines how mate choice by females leads to the evolution of the conspicuous colors and the courtship displays for which guppies are widely recognized. The author shows that female guppies prefer males with bright color patterns, especially those with orange spots, and that the mating preferences of females lead to sexual selection on both color patterns and courtship displays of males. Houde's work addresses a number of areas that are of interest in sexual selection, including the remarkable degree of plasticity and evolutionary lability of sexual behavior in guppies, geographic variation in mating preferences, possible mechanisms for the evolution of female mating preferences, and the role of sexual selection in speciation. In conclusion, the author explores the implications of her findings for behavioral ecologists who study sexual selection in other species.
Author: Linda Holtzschue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Make Sound Color Choices Now in an updated Fourth Edition, Understanding Color helps you connect the dots between your emotional, intuitive responses to color and the theories that explain them. From this authoritative and easy-to-follow resource, you'll learn how to use color more comfortably, creatively, and effectively than ever before. Take your work to the next level by exploring how different light sources affect color rendition, how placement changes color, how to avoid costly color mistakes, and how to resolve the color problems that frequently confront design professionals. This edition is full of powerful new features that reflect the latest issues in color and design, including: Expanded and revised content in nearly 35% of the book. Coverage of a broad range of design disciplines. Ideas from the major color theorists that reinforce content, rather than emphasizing what is correct or incorrect. Discussion of color created by traditional media and digital design, and the issues that arise when design moves from one medium to another. Innovative coverage of color marketing issues. Helpful tips for using color in the working environment. An online workbook with valuable exercises that reinforce color concepts. Understanding Color, Fourth Edition is an unparalleled source of authoritative information and practical solutions for students and professionals in all fields of design.
All the information needed to give one's home a feeling of boldness and harmony with color.
Author: Betty Edwards
The author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain distills the complext principles of color theory into a practical, easy-to-follow method of working with color to produce harmonious and pleasing combinations, explaining how to see and use color and how to mix and combine hues. Simultaneous. One Spirit & QPB.
A New Spin on Color
Author: Dori Penny, Meg Weglarz, Alanna Wilcox
A book on how to approach spinning painted top wool for different color outcomes. In addition, project planning tips and spinning techniques are explored.
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.
"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." —William Julius Wilson In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north. As Jane Jacobs established in her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post–World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. “The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book” (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein’s invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.
Making Color Sing
Author: Jeanne Dobie
Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skills and build a repertoire of subjects. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of aliens with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. His distinctive drawing method has proven to be successful for children and adults alike over the past 40 years and has shown artists, from the beginner to the advanced levels, how to draw everything from animals to airplanes. The revised Draw 50 series gives an old favourite a fresh, new look.