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    Colour theory?

    When I was but a wee rabbit i slept in fundamentals, and now i need to brush my teeth on some colour theory...

    Anyone know any good tomes of colour theory? not out of print stuff, just a good comprehensive book that i can get at borders or Barnes and Nibbles..

    thanks in advance for the help.

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    I highly recommend this. The book is excellent, and the charts are a great reference.
    (Even though it's pricey, don't be tempted to buy a used copy with the charts already assembled.)


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    The one Elwell recommended keeps popping up so I think that's probably what you should go with, plus uhm - Elwell recommended it

    To get you started in the mean time, I remember Andrew Loomis's Creative Illustration section on color was a great primer - you can find that around the interweb.

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    Some alternatives I'd suggest would be:
    Creative Color by Faber Birren (if you can find it)
    Painter's Guide to Color & Color Choices by Stephen Quiller
    Power Color by Caroline Jasper
    Color Theory Made Easy by Jim Ames
    Color by Betty Edwards
    Elements of Color & The Art of Color by Johannes Itten
    Interaction of Color By Josef Albers

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    One bit more: goethean color principles (for understanding the psychological effects of color)

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    I haven't read it yet, but based on the reviews it's gotten and knowing how good Imaginative Realism was, Color and Light by James Gurney is probably very good.

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