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An Introduction to the Language of Drawing and Painting, Volume I: The Painter’s Terms

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ISBN 9780674289376

Publication Date: 01/01/1929

153 pages

6 color illustrations, 63 line illustrations

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An attempt to present the theory of tone or color in its application to painting in so far as this complicated subject is understood at the present time. It is intended not only for professional painters but for all students of the art of painting, and is based on the assumption that intelligent criticism and sound judgment must be founded on understanding. Aside from the general theory of tone or color, it discusses the limited or arbitrary treatment of values, colors, and color intensities in much painting of the past; the use of scaled palettes in the Renaissance and at the present day; and design in tone relations. In connection with general theory it clears up certain confusions of thought and terminology found in many scientific books on the subject of color.

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