[SOVIET CLASSIC OF COLOR SCIENCE] Еlementarnyi kurs tsvetovedeniia [i.e. Basics of Color Science]. S. Alekseev.
[SOVIET CLASSIC OF COLOR SCIENCE] Еlementarnyi kurs tsvetovedeniia [i.e. Basics of Color Science]
[SOVIET CLASSIC OF COLOR SCIENCE] Еlementarnyi kurs tsvetovedeniia [i.e. Basics of Color Science]
[SOVIET CLASSIC OF COLOR SCIENCE] Еlementarnyi kurs tsvetovedeniia [i.e. Basics of Color Science]
[SOVIET CLASSIC OF COLOR SCIENCE] Еlementarnyi kurs tsvetovedeniia [i.e. Basics of Color Science]
[SOVIET CLASSIC OF COLOR SCIENCE] Еlementarnyi kurs tsvetovedeniia [i.e. Basics of Color Science]

[SOVIET CLASSIC OF COLOR SCIENCE] Еlementarnyi kurs tsvetovedeniia [i.e. Basics of Color Science]

Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1939. Item #1000

132 pp.: ill., 10 ills. 22,5x15,5 cm. In original full cloth with lettering on front cover and spine. Very good, slightly rubbed and soiled, pencil marks occasionally.

One of 5000 copies. Very rare. Second, significantly revised edition of work by a classic of Soviet color science, Sergei Alexeev who was engaged in this field for at least 20 years. Started with textbooks on basics of colors for artists and architects in the 1930s, he wrote textbooks for workers of the Soviet printing industry in the 1950s. Among them were ‘Color in Architecture’ (1934), ‘Basics of Color Science’ (1937), ‘Color Science’ (1949), ‘On Color and Paints’ (1962), etc.

This is his early textbook for art schools on color studies with 77 illustrations (almost all black and white) and 6 colorful charts. As its previous edition (1937), the book gives detailed information on basic features of color, how color is transformed depending on the light, how to show light in painting or consider light when painting buildings, laws of color mixing and light effects, color contrast and how to consider it in the work, light and color illusions, light and heavy colors, questions of harmony of colors, color in art, etc.

Unlike the first edition, this book included many changes, rearrange of materials and more sophisticated study on the color science phenomena. The text is divided into three chapters and each of them is supplemented with valuable practical exercises and a list of questions. A list of terms and the index are included as well.

Worldcat shows copies in Princeton and Columbia Universities.

Status: On Hold
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