The Art of Color – The subjective experience and objective rationale of color (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1961/1973) presents Johannes Itten’s (1888–1967) renowned color sphere and color theory. Translation by Ernst van Haagen.
Color is life; for a world without colors appears to us as dead. Colors are primordial ideas, children of the aboriginal colorless light and its counterpart, colorless darkness. As flame begets light, so light engenders colors. Colors are the children of light, and light is their mother. Light, that first phenomenon of the world, reveals to us the spirit and living soul of the world through colors.
– Johannes Itten: The Art of Color (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1961 | 1973), p.13
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with Itten’s explanatory color schemes.
Our copy in stock is in relatively good condition. The pages are clean, no markings; some traces of use. The binding is a bit loose especially by the front cover. The covers show some small traces of shelf wear and use.