Color for Interior Architecture

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9780471127369: Color for Interior Architecture

Color for Interior Architecture examines the major considerations involved in color choice for interior spaces. Avoiding arbitrary rules and rigid formulas, this unique reference enables readers to gain a fundamental understanding and awareness of color that can be applied to virtually any design situation. The book brings together theory and practice in an accessible, user-friendly format--providing interior designers, architects, and students with the straightforward help they need to create color settings that satisfy the eye, the mind, and the spirit.

Targets key topics for interior design--including the influence of color on the apparent depth and proportions of a space, the effect of lighting systems and natural light on color, hue combinations, and more
* Supplies a working knowledge of how the eye perceives color and develops the ability to make fine color discriminations
* Examines the basic physical properties and symbolic significance of color in clear, nontechnical terms
* Contains important exercises and experiments to help readers make the conceptual leap from the design studio to real-world interiors
* Includes a 32-page full-color insert, with color palettes, pattern analyses, and photographs of interiors

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Written in an accessible, user-friendly format, this book is about the color world of the architectual interior--color that extends in front of and behind you, to either side of you, and above and beneath you. It is based on what color is and how you see it; the dynamics of color and light in interior space; optical and harmonic color interactions; interior color quality, illumination, and reflective surfaces; interior color as bearer of meaning. The text is complemented with a 32-page full-color insert with color palettes, pattern analyses, and photographs of interiors.

About the Author:

MARY C. MILLER taught for 20 years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she established and chaired the five-year professional interior design program. She is an active member of the Interior Design Educators Council.

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