• Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: April 11, 2017
  • Price: $24.95
  • Trim Size: 7 12 x 9 1116
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2391-X
  • EAN: 9781419723919
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 250 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover (Paper over Board)
  • Rights: World English
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The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer’s Dictionary of Color opens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.

About the author

Sean Adams is a founding partner of the award-winning California design firm AdamsMorioka and has been cited as one of the 40 most important people shaping design internationally. A former AIGA national board member and president of AIGA Los Angeles, he teaches at ArtCenter College of Design and is a frequent lecturer and competition judge. Sean is the coauthor of Logo Design Workbook and Color Design Workbook and author of the series Masters of Design. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

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