The principles of harmony and contrast of colors and their applications to the arts / by M.E. Chevreul ; with a special introduction and explanatory notes, by Faber Birren.

; Birren, Faber, 1900-1988, editor
New York : Reinhold Pub. Corporation, [1967] .

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Standard Title De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs. English
Other Authors Birren, Faber, 1900-1988,
Subjects Aesthetics.
Color in art.
Contrast (Philosophy)
Couleur dans l'art.
Description 256 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 29 x 32 cm
Copyright Date [1967]
Notes Based on the first English edition of 1854 as translated from the first French edition of 1839, De la loi du contraste simultane des couleurs.
Includes bibliographic note and indexes.
Also issued online.
Contents Introduction: M.E. Chevreul's life, works, and influence -- Glossary -- Theoretical -- On the law of simultaneous contrast of colours, and its demonstration by experiment -- On the distinction between simultaneous, successive, and mixed contrast of colours; and on the connection between the experiments of the author and those previously made by other observers -- On the physiological cause to which the phenomena of contrast of colours were referred, previously to the experiments of the author -- On the practical application of the law of simultaneous contrast of colours -- Prolegomena -- Definition of the words tones, scales, and hues -- Remarks upon certain graphic constructions proposed for the representation and definition of colours and their modifications -- Harmony of colours harmonies of analogy; harmonies of contrast -- Assortment of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet with white, black, and grey -- Imitation of coloured objects, with coloured materials in a state of infinite division -- Painting on the system of chiar'oscuro -- Painting on the system of flat tints -- Colouring in painting -- Imitation of coloured objects, with coloured materials of a definite size -- Gobelins tapestery -- Beauvais tapestry for furniture -- Savonnerie carpets -- Tapestries for hangings and carpets -- Mosaics -- Coloured glazing of large Gothic churches -- Colour printing upon textile fabrics and on paper -- Calico-printing -- Paper-staining -- Printing or writing on papers of various colours -- Experimental esthetics of coloured objects -- Interference of the simultaneous contrast of colours with the judgment we exercise upon all coloured bodies, viewed under the relation of the respective beauty or purity of the colour and of the equality of the distance of their respective tones, if these bodies belong to the same scale -- Interference of the law of simultaneious contrast of colours with our judgment on the productions of different arts which address the eye by coloured materials -- Of the principles common to different arts which address the eyes by various coloured and colourless materials -- Of the disposition of the mind of the spectator in respect to the judgment he forms of an object of art which attracts his eye -- Historical review of the researches and final conclusion of the work -- Concluding remarks on contrast.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)222736
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WorldCat Identities Chevreul, M. E. 1786-1889.
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