Faber Birren's other book, Principles of Color, has been a surprising success here on NewNeedlepoint.com. In that listing I describe it as a basic book on Color Theory and more.
This book was written later then Principles of Color. The sub-title for Color & Human Response is:" Aspects of Light and Color Bearing on the Reactions of Living Things and the Welfare of Human Beings". Well, that is quite a sub-title.
To quote the back cover of the book " Faber Birren pioneered in the field of functional color, using color properties to promote human welfare psychologically, visually and physiologically.
Color & Human Response offers intriguing factual and hypothetical observations on the influences of color in life, supported by historical reference and the latest scientific data.
Birren explores the biological, visual, emotional, aesthetic and psychic responses to color"
"Complete with drawings, color photographs and a chapter on the personal meaning of color preferences."
While I am unable to stop myself from wondering if maybe this book will teach you how the color used in your needlepoint pillows can improve your health and make you happier in life, I admit to being intrigued by & interested in this book.
The chapters are:
The Historical Background
To Heal The Body
To Calm The Mind
Personal Color Preferences.
oddly enough, most of the pictures in this book are black & white, with one section of full color pictures. This appears to be an unusual book, to say the least.
I clearly had no idea how deep I was getting when I ordered it.
Published in both Canada & the USA in 1978 by John Wiley & Sons, this is a glossy cover paperbound book with 139 pages.