Books

The colours of Swedish Counties: Närke

This is the eights book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  Örebro Castle, Cajsa Warg, famous cook and author of ”Young women´s household helper”, Tångeråsa Church  and much more.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

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Standards in Architectural Paint Research

Editors: Lisa Nilsen & Kathrin Hinriche Degerblad

APRCover The increased international cooperation between professionals and clients in the field of Architectural Paint Research has highlighted the necessity to agree on standards in the way that samples are taken, analysed and recorded. The papers in this volume (presented at the conference Innovation through Baseline Proficiencies, hosted by the Swedish National Heritage Board) illustrate the problems involved in meeting this challenge. Ideas for moving forward include: the importance of keeping up with present-day standards in the paint industry, the creation of a new European group and an association of architectural paint researchers.
More details http://www.archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=213

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The colours of Swedish counties: Lappland

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This is the seventh book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  Northen lights, Kebnekaise, Fatmomakke chursh yard, the Ice hotel and much more.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

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History and
Bibliography

Roy Osborne

ISBN 978-1-326-45971-0 (275 pages).
Published October 2015 by Lulu Press,
Raleigh, NC, USA. £14.50 UK.

Books on Colour 1495-2015 offers a definitive reference to 2,500 authors and editors and over 3,200 titles published by them.

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The Art and Science of HDR Imaging 

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The Art and Science of HDR Imaging, which, despite the title, is about colour perception.

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470666226.html


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LESSONS of Color

Renata Pompas – Lia LuzzattoColore

This book aims to bring together various aspects of color: the quantitative aspect, namely mathematically measurable and geometrically representable, and that one qualitative, namely cultural and humanistic. A synthesis that returns at color its complexity and helps to understand how the sensation of color depends on their cooperation.
Il Castello, Milano (pagg. 256)

www.ilcastelloeditore.it

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Lighting, Color, Environment and Complexity
An Abridged Historical Review

Lucia RONCHI. Fondazione ”Giorgio ROnchi”, Vol. CXXI, Florence, 2015. ISBN 978-8888-649436 (English)

https://books.google.fr/books?id=QY6mCQAAQBAJ&lpg= PP1&dq=Lucia%20Ronchi%20CXXI%20Lighting%2C%20 Color%2C%20Environment%20and%20Complexity.%20 An%20Abridged%20Historical%20Review.&hl=fr&pg=PP 1#v=twopage&q&f=true

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The colours of Swedish Counties, Södermanland

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This is the sixth book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  Gripsholm Castle, Julita Manor, lush oak forests and much more.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Skåne, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

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Inte vara rädd (Do´nt be afraid)

Oncle Basset and Teddy Tiger in "Inte vara rädd" (Not being afraid) Foto: Karin Ahlin

Oncle Basset and Teddy Tiger in ”Inte vara rädd” (Not being afraid) Foto: Karin Ahlin

Karin Ahlin´s childrens book about the scared Teddy Tiger and the confident Oncle Basset is a winding story about feelings and friendship. And it is a really colourful book.

Karin Ahlin utformar husens rum och möbler i färgfält som i sin enkelhet och djärvhet för tankarna till målare som Klee och Mondrian.” ( Kain Ahlin designs rooms and furniture of the house in fields of colour that in its simplicity and boldness make you think of painters like Klee and Mondrian) Tove Jonstoj in review in Dagens Nyheter.

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See the light

See the lightSee the Light is an inspirational book about Nordic light and lighting design, and the art of getting to know your visual sense. Generous image material makes light theory easy to understand, and even complex concepts like visual perception become lively and engaging. This book illustrates everything from spectacular outdoor lighting to original interior solutions, as well as comparative images that teach us to see the difference between various lighting designs.

As creative director of Philips Lighting Nordic, author Svante Pettersson, is a highly acclaimed lighting designer both in his native Sweden and internationally. Here, he writes personally about his philosophy of lighting, addressing everyone from architects to students and DIY enthusiasts.

Have a sneak peek http://dalston.se/work/see-the-light/

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Naturlig färgning

Lina Sofia Lundin
Naturlig färgningMost of our textiles  contain excessively high amounts of dangerous chemicals that negatively affect both humans and nature. This practical inspiration book takes the traditional plant colouring to new forms. You’ll learn how to easily and in a nontoxic way stain fabric, yarn or maybe an old piece of clothing, with pigment from your local environment. The pigments are found mainly in food and in what we would otherwise throw away – skins and seeds from fruits like avocado and pomegranate and vegetables like onions and carrots, morning coffee or perhaps decoction from dinner rice.

The book contains the basic knowledge you need to easily get started with colouring at home. You´ll find inspirational works, simple recipes for dye baths and a small premium with plant dying for those looking for more of a challenge.

The book is published by Natur och Kultur

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FÄRG & LJUS för människan  – i rummet

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”Color & Light for humans – in the room” edited by Karin Fridell Anter and Ulf  Klarén is about the total experience of color and light in a spatial context and is a contribution to the coherent field of knowledge color – light – room. The idea is to explain light to color specialists, and color to light specialists while conveying an understanding of the necessity of light and color being be treated together.

This popular science book is aimed primarily at professionals in color and light areas but is also intended to be used in higher education. It builds on the interdisciplinary Nordic research project SYN-TES: Human color and light. Synthesizing for a unified field of knowledge, which was conducted from 2010 to 2011. The research reports, most of them in English, can be downloaded at www.konstfack.se/syn-tes

The book is published by Svensk Byggtjänst

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The colours of Swedish Counties – Dalarna

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This is the fifths book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to the home of Carl Larsson, Vasaloppet, the Rättvik outfit, Falu Red Paint and much more.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Skåne, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se
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Colour and Light – Concepts and confusions

Harald Arnkil (ed.), Karin Fridell Anter, Ulf Klarén

Are coloured shadows ‘real colours’? What is the difference between lightness and brightness? Can colour experiences be measured?

The texts in this book are the result of a sub-project of ‘SYN-TES: Human colour and light synthesis – towards a coherent field of knowledge’, a research project involving five Nordic universities and several Swedish companies and institutions. The project was carried out in Konstfack, Stockholm during 2010–11.

Colour and light play an important role in the fields of art, design and communication. In the built environment they influence our experiences and feelings, our comfort or discomfort and our physiological wellbeing. A profound understanding of the interaction between colour, light and human beings calls for an interdisciplinary approach, involving several highly specialized fields of art science and technology. This book delves into the often confusing terminology of colour and light, aiming at clarifying their different usages and furthering understanding between researcher and practitioners.

Published by AAlto Art books

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Color, Environment and Human Response

Frank H. Mahnke 

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Written for architects, interior designers, and color consultants, this ambitious study explores the psychological and physiological effects of color in the man–made environment. Scientific findings and industry–by–industry examples are furnished to help professionals specify colors that will create healthful environments in hospitals, schools, restaurants, and other public facilities.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Color-Environment-Human-Response-Mahnke/dp/0471286672

 

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Colour choices – a practitioner´s guide to coulour scheming and design

Berit Bergström

färgbok_4engFew things affect us so greatly as colour in the sense of hue. Colour plays a vital part in our surroundings. Choosing the right colour is a prerequisite of achieving the desired effects in colour scheming and design.

This book presents the colour research findings which can be of use to practitioners in colour co ordination and design or to those working in some other capacity with colour design issues. It forms an introduction to the field of colour science research.
We hope that this book will provide support and inspiration for the choosing of colours, whether for products or for environments.
The author Berit Bergström is senior advisor at the Scandinavian Colour Institute AB.

This book is also available in Swedish, Att välja färg.>>

Published by: Formas
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Colours in the Visual World

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Colourful books

Do colours affect our emotions?

Can colour be meausured?

How does changing illumination affect the perception of colours?

What is colour harmony?

Colours in the Visual World by Harald Arnkil provides answers to these questions. The book inspires the reader to tap artistic knowledge and the findings of perceptual science to understand and creatively use colour. It is a resource of colour phenomena and facts for students of art, design and architecture, as well as all those interested in the world of colour.

Harald Arnkil graduated with a Master’s degree in painting from the Finnish Academy of Fine Art. Since 1990 he has workede as a lecturer and researcher of colour at the Aalto University School of Arts, Desing and Architecture. He has participated in international research projects and has published many articles on the perception and experience of colour.

Published at Aalto Arts Books.