The elements of color : a treatise on the color system of Johannes Itten, based on his book, The art of color /
edited and with a foreword and evaluation by Faber Birren ; translated by Ernest van Hagen.
- 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portrait ; 21 cm.
- A Basic color library .
"A simplification and condensation of ... The art of color, published in Germany in 1961 [under title: Kunst der Farbe]"--FOREWORD. "Published in the United States of America in 1970 by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company ... "--Verso t.p.
Foreword and evaluation by Faber Birren--Introduction--Color physics--Color agent and color effect--Concord of colors--Subjective timbre--Theory of color design--The twelve-part color circle--The seven color contracts: Hue, Light-Dark, Cold-Warm, Complementary, Simultaneous, Saturation, Extension--Color mixing--The color sphere--Color harmony--Form and color--Spatial effect of colors--Theory of color impression--Theory of color expression--Composition--Postscript.