The Secret Language of Color

Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue & Violet


Author: Joann Eckstut,Arielle Eckstut

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1579129498

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 8077

Celebrates the way in which color impacts all aspects of life, exploring such topics as color's physics and chemistry, how language influences the colors people see, and misconceptions about color.

Secret Language of Color

Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet


Author: Joann Eckstut,Arielle Eckstut

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9781579129491

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2174

In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world. Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades nearly all aspects of life, from the subatomic realm and the natural world to human culture and psychology. Organized into chapters that begin with a fascinating explanation of the physics and chemistry of color, The Secret Language of Color travels from outer space to Earth, from plants to animals to humans. In these chapters we learn about how and why we see color, the nature of rainbows, animals with color vision far superior and far inferior to our own, how our language influences the colors we see, and much more. Between these chapters, authors Joann Eckstut and Ariele Eckstut turn their attention to the individual hues of the visible spectrum?red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet?presenting each in fascinating, in-depth detail. Including hundreds of stunning photographs and dozens of informative, often entertaining graphics, every page is a breathtaking demonstration of color and its role in the world around us. Whether you see red, are a shrinking violet, or talk a blue streak, this is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history, science, culture, and beatuty of color in the natural and man-made world.

Natural Color

Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe


Author: Sasha Duerr

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 1607749378

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 7563

A beautiful book of seasonal projects for using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles. Organized by season, Natural Color is a beautifully photographed guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisinal techniques, designer, artist, and professor Sasha Duerr details achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe. Whether you are new to dyeing or more practiced, Duerr's clear and simple ingredients lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed breakouts on techniques such as shibori, dip-dye, and block printing will ensure beautiful results. With recipes to dye everything from dresses and sweaters to rugs and napkins, Natural Color will inspire fashion enthusiasts, home decorators, textile lovers, and everyone else who wants to bring more color into their life.

Local Color

Seeing Place Through Watercolor


Author: Mimi Robinson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616894407

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3244

Whenever we first encounter a new place, whether landscape or cityscape, one of the most immediate and powerful sensations comes from its colors, or the palette of colors, which profoundly influence our reaction to and sense of a space. In Local Color, designer and educator Mimi Robinson teaches us not only how to see the colors around us but also how to capture and record them in watercolor. Regardless of your level of expertise, Robinson will quickly have you creating personal memories of time, travel, and place through a series of self-guided exercises and illustrated examples.

Holistic Energy Magic

Charms & Techniques for Creating a Magical Life


Author: Tess Whitehurst

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738746193

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 8253

You are a magical being! Access your natural abilities to create positive change and manifest success in every area of your life. Interweaving both ancient and modern spiritual techniques in a uniquely accessible way, this book will help you transform your personal challenges into beautiful opportunities for growth, expansion, and new understanding. Holistic Energy Magic provides instructions for tool-free magic and important insights into the foundations of personal power: intention, visualization, symbolic action, grateful expectation, and alignment with All That Is. In this exceptionally empowering book, you'll learn how to: Cultivate and deepen your relationship with the five elements Develop your invisible magical toolbox Create an energetic palette of color, light, crystals, flowers, and sounds Develop working relationships with angels, ancestors, animals, and other allies Interpret symbols and dreams for a deeper alignment with All That Is Complete with a spellbook of charms and invocations for protection, serenity, love, and prosperity, this book shares the precious secrets of attuning your life to the frequency of your truest and most authentic desires.

The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop (And You Can Too!)


Author: Kwame Alexander

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1493888463

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6565

Imagine having a Newbery Medal-winning author in your classroom as an advisor and a friend, providing personal and practical advice on how to teach writing workshop in the modern-day classroom. With The Write Thing, you can do just that! Kwame Alexander is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Crossover. With more than 10 years of experience conducting writing workshops in schools, Alexander shows how to shake up the "traditional" writing workshop and make writing fun again! His magnetic personality, infectious enthusiasm, and love of teaching come through to inspire all students to write. The Write Thing teaches you how to move students step-by-step from ideas, to drafts, to finished works. Not only will you successfully motivate your students to write, you'll take that motivation one step further by providing guidance on how to create student-driven publications of their work. The confidence students will attain when they see their writing authentically published will be off the charts! The book has three parts: Writing, Publishing, and Presenting. The Writing section features Lessons in Action that teach students to produce writing that is worthy of being published. With a focus on poetry, Alexander's writing workshop uniquely meets the needs of reluctant writers. The Publishing section focuses on how to prepare and print digital and physical copies of students' work. The Presenting section provides suggestions to help students confidently present their poetry and other written pieces. Other exciting features include KwameTime! videos for both teachers and students that bring Alexander into the classroom. Kwame's QuickTips feature easy-to-implement ideas that have worked for Alexander. With an insightful foreword by author Kylene Beers, teacher success stories, and the most helpful appendix ever written, this essential resource will teach you how to tailor writing workshop to meet the particular needs of your students.

128 Farben

Ein Musterbuch für Architekten, Denkmalpfleger und Gestalter


Author: Katrin Trautwein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034611692

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 7149

Der Umgang mit Farbe ist ein komplexes Thema: von Normen, Moden und Trends beeinflusst, leiten wir unsere Vorstellungen und Konzepte von Farbtheorien, der Intuition und von persönlichen Vorlieben ab. Heute übliche Farbfächer und Farbbeschreibungssysteme basieren auf rein quantitativen Grundlagen und umfassen weit mehr als 1500 Töne. Wie entscheiden wir uns also für eine bestimmte Farbe? Die Farbchemikerin Katrin Trautwein hat, ausgehend von den Farbpaletten Le Corbusiers, vor über zehn Jahren eine Farben-Manufaktur errichtet. Inzwischen verfügt sie über mehr als 900 Farbrezepte, aus denen sie aufgrund ihrer Zusammenarbeit mit Architekten, Gestaltern und Denkmalpflegern eine Auswahl von 128 Farben vorschlägt, die für sich alleine gelungene Ergebnisse bewirken und auch untereinander gut kombinierbar sind. Jede Farbe wird mit einem Farbmuster vorgestellt, außerdem werden ihre Potenziale sowie ihre Bedeutung in der Anwendung beschrieben. Katrin Trautwein hält weltweit Vorträge zum Umgang mit Farbe, gibt Seminare, erstellt Gutachten, berät Architekten, schult Maler und arbeitet restauratorisch.

Just My Type

Ein Buch über Schriften


Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783550088797

Category: Calligraphy

Page: 368

View: 868

Schriftnamen kennt jeder aus seiner Textverarbeitungssoftware. Was aber verbirgt sich hinter den gegenwärtig genutzten Schriften? Woher kommen sie, wie wirken sie, wo tauchen sie auf? Unterhaltsam und lehrreich!

Zur Farbenlehre


Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849693228

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 452

View: 6048

Die auf Goethe zurückgehende Farbenlehre ist in diesem Werk enthalten. Der Dichterfürst stellte darin die während vieler Jahre gemachten Überlegungen und Versuche über das Wesen der Farbe dar. Goethe versuchte, das Phänomen Farbe in seiner Gesamtheit, das heißt nicht lediglich einseitig physikalisch oder von einem ästhetischen oder anderen Standpunkt aus, zu erfassen und zu beschreiben. Anerkennung erreichte er aber nur mit dem Abschnitt “Physiologische Farben”, der die Erkenntnisse zur Farbwahrnehmung enthält. Er irrte speziell im Abschnitt “Physische Farben”, der von ihm als Widerlegung der vorwiegend von Isaac Newton stammenden naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse gedacht war. Goethe selbst schätzte die Ergebnisse seiner Forschungen zur Farbe höher ein als die seines gesamten literarischen Schaffens. (Zitat aus

Farbe in der Kunst


Author: Michael Juul Holm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832193058

Category: Color in art

Page: 239

View: 3717

Summary: Farbe in der Kunst, Farbe in der Literatur, Farbe im Design, Farbe in der Architektur - das vorliegende Buch versammelt Texte bester Farbkenner zu diesen Themen. Ihre Aufsätze verbinden sich mit Meisterwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts aus den beiden grossartigen Sammlungen von Werner Merzbacher und dem Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, die im besten Sinne die einzigartige Qualität von Farbe in der Kunst vor Augen führen. Ein wunderschöner und sehr informativer Bildband zur herrlichsten Form des Lichts: der Farbe.

The Atlantic


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 5616

Harper's Magazine


Author: Lee Foster Hartman,Frederick Lewis Allen

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4479

Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Happy chic

der neue Wohnstil


Author: Jonathan Adler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783766719072


Page: 132

View: 8793