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Color Basics 1st Edition

Stephen Pentak, Richard Roth

  • Published
  • 192 Pages

Overview

A guide to color theory and application for the beginning student, COLOR BASICS provides a versatile reference for art students. With a modular, two-page spread format, COLOR BASICS uses strong visual examples from art and design and the natural world.

Stephen Pentak, Ohio State University, Emeritus

Stephen Pentak received his BA from Union College in New York, and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He is Professor Emeritus of Art, and a past Associate Dean of the College of the Arts at Ohio State University. He has been the recipient of four Ohio Arts Council Fellowships and he has been a visiting resident artist at Delfina Studios in London, and Glasgow School of Art. Mr. Pentak's recent solo exhibitions include shows at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York and Susan Street in San Diego. He is co-author of COLOR BASICS as well as DESIGN BASICS. www.stephenpentak.com.

Richard Roth, Virginia Commonwealth University

Richard Roth received his BFA from The Cooper Union and his MFA from Tyler School of Art. He is a Professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is co-author of COLOR BASICS and co-editor of BEAUTY IS NOWHERE: ETHICAL ISSUES IN ART AND DESIGN. Roth is an artist and designer with an international exhibition record. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Foreword.
1. Introduction.
2. Color Systems.
3. Color in Context.
4. Color in Practice: Two Dimensional.
5. Color in Practice: Three Dimensional.
6. Color in Nature and Culture.
Afterword.
Glossary.
Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 0534613896
  • ISBN-13: 9780534613891
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $153.00
  • RETAIL $203.95

"COLOR BASICS has a refreshing range of up-to-date illustrations that represent a variety of media, cultures, and both high and low sources--thus suggesting the polyvocal nature of contemporary art."

"COLOR BASICS is a wonderful resource for the college freshman. It is clear, concise, and uses engaging visual examples." "There are sections of writing that are unique to any textbook. These are areas where visual metaphors are used to clearly explain to the reader in such a way that he is able to grasp the mutable nature of color... The analysis and descriptions in this text are far more engaging than the average color text. I have so much sympathy for my students because color texts tend to come in two varieties--extremely scientific with language that is alienating to the novice and ridiculously plebian and enthusiastic, with visual examples that are completely irrelevant to today’s design student. COLOR BASICS almost reads like a novel in comparison, and has great visuals as well." "I find COLOR BASICS to be an innovative, compelling text that will be very useful. The writing style is clear and unpretentious... I was supremely satisfied with the text, which proved to be clear, lyrical and captivating."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Website

ISBN: 9781305114364
The Instructor Companion Site for DESIGN BASICS, 9E includes Cognero® computerized testing and Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides with lecture outlines and images that can be used as offered or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material. Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content. You can create multiple test versions instantly and deliver them through your LMS, from your classroom, or wherever you may be. No special installs or downloads are required.

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305100053
Cengage Learning's CourseMate with eBook brings the text to life with study tools that enhance student understanding, including chapter concepts videos narrated by the author, quizzes, image flashcards, and interactive foundations modules. CourseMate also offers in-depth video interviews with painter Sydney Licht and architect Jonathan Poore, video demonstrations of studio art techniques, links to related art and design websites, and dozens of design projects and research assignments. The interactive eBook provides an integrated, one-stop approach to accessing this edition's robust digital content and allows students to take notes, highlight, and search. Icons in the eBook serve as active links to specific resources to make it easier for them to know when to refer to specific modules for additional practice.

FOR STUDENTS

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305100053
The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read the digital version of your book, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes online with CourseMate. You will find chapter concepts videos narrated by the author, chapter quizzes, image flashcards, and interactive foundations modules. CourseMate also provides in-depth video interviews with painter Sydney Licht and architect Jonathan Poore, video demonstrations of studio art techniques, links to explore related art and design websites, and dozens of design projects and research assignments. Icons in the eBook serve as active links to specific resources to make it easier for you to know when to refer to specific modules for additional practice.