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Faber Birren is a well-known name in the field of Color Theory. He is the author of Color and Human Response and the recently out-of-print Principles of Color.
Principals of Color was a book I sold a number of copies of here before the discontinued it.
The subtitle for this book is:
A Treatise On The Color System of Johannes Itten Based on His book The Art Of Color. Edited and with a forward and evaluation by Faber Birren.
Quoting from the forward
"This present book, The Elements of Color by Johannes Itten is a simplifaction and condensation of his major book, The Art of Color published in Germany in 1961."
"He recognized the basic laws of color and form, proportions, texture, and rhythum as the foundation of his own concept of art education"
"One of the chief features of Itten's contrabution to the art of color is his discussion of *The Seven Color Contrasts*. These principles compose an important of hjis book and properly absorbed and taken to heart, so to speak, will assurecompetence and well quality."
The book is full of color illustrations, the concepts and ideas are clearly said. By just paging it through Itten: The Elerments of Color I saw thingsd and ideas that interested me.
The buyer of this great book may find that I have (however invisibly) have read it. Sorry, I could not help it.
Originally published in German, there is a copyright from 1970 and an additional copyright on sections of the book from 1961 for Otto Meyer Verlag.
Printed in the USA by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1970. This is a small hard cover book with 94 pages.
This book is in Very Good condition. The glossy cover is a bit scuffed but otherwise the book is excellent.
I recently bought a number of fine vintage and out-of-print books from Carol Korman. Carol is, like me, very interested in Color and Color Theory. There are many excellent books on this among the books she sent me.
Carol was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her Husband travelled the world as a Civil Engineer, they lived in 6 countries over 22 years. She studied Needlepoint and Embroidery all over the world.
On retirement she took classes at the EGA (Embroidery Guild of America) and ANG (American Needlepoint Guild). She became certified as a Needlework Judge for both EGA and ANG.
Carol went on the become a Master EGA Needlework Judge.
In 2000 Carol Korman became ANG Western Area Representative, she was president on ANG from 2006 to 2008.
Carol and her husband live in Texas, at 80 she still stitches. Carol and I both hope that her books add to your pleasure as you pursue Needlepoint