Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Kelvin: Colour Today [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

B. Brumnjak , Robert Klanten
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
RRP: 9.99
Price: 9.77 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 0.22 (2%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Book Description

29 Oct 2007
Colour currently plays an increasingly significant role in global visual communication. More than ever, colour is being deliberately utilized to give design projects, campaigns and brands their own distinctive style. Astonishingly until now hardly any publications exist that investigate today s evolving perception and application of colour. Colour, more specifically colour temperature, is measured in a unit called the Kelvin. The book Kelvin identifies which possibilities exist for the conscious use of colour. Each chapter relates to a colour: green, red, blue, yellow and orange as well as the achromatic colours black and white. This comprehensive book contains recent, top quality design as well as exciting projects from photography, illustration and product design that work with colour in remarkable ways. In addition to images of clear and distinctive colour allocation, Kelvin also includes more intricate and playful examples that illustrate contemporary colour combinations. This structure ensures that the reader is introduced to the subject of colour in an instructive but also in an associative and experimental manner. Each chapter in Kelvin starts with an essay or interview that puts the selected works in that section into context. The book also investigates complex subject areas such as classic colour theory, the meaning of colour in various cultures and the effect of colour in brand management. With its current examples of striking creative work and insightful analysis Kelvin offers both usability and inspiration for professionals such as graphic designers and design studios but also anyone working in the fields of fashion, interior design, lifestyle and art.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product details

  • Hardcover: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag (29 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3899551966
  • ISBN-13: 978-3899551969
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 25 x 30.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 899,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 18 Jan 2010
The only reason I am giving this book 4 stars instead of 5, is because I was hoping there would be a bit more written about each image, and colour theory. Apart from that, it is very inspiring.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars state-of-the-art use of color in commercial art and design 31 Jan 2008
By Henry Berry - Published on Amazon.com
"Kelvin is the temperature of color," say the editors, applying the name of a temperature scale to the exotic contemporary world of color in commercial art, advertising, posters, packaging, public objects, consumer products, and illustration. "Kelvin" is not only descriptive of the unprecedented range of colors made possible by computer art, but also "represents a method of searching and collecting [colors in] the rich soil of a creative global atmosphere". The liberal, imaginative use of color can be seen in Japan, India, and parts of Africa; though practically all of the countless samples of this volume are from countries throughout Europe.

Ann Krauter in her introductory essay, after a survey of major historical theories of color by scientists and artists, arrives at the idea of the "autonomy of color" held by the Abstract Expressionists. This notion of color's autonomy has since entered popular culture and the marketplace to give the culture its distinctive postmodern vibrancy as well as be an element of creativity for artists in all areas. Krauter is currently teaching at the U. of Applied Sciences in Berne, Switzerland.

The two introductory essays are pithy and stimulating. But this text takes up only the first few pages of the book. By far, the content is the result of the "searching and collecting" mentioned in the essay by the editors. The color that is the subject of the book is put into chapters by primary colors of the traditional color spectrum with the outside page edges of each chapter in the respective color. These page edges are like a rainbow.

In keeping with today's notion of the autonomy of color and the infinite possibilities made possible by computers, the hues within each primary color vary considerably. Orange, for example, ranges from natural orange like the rind of the fruit to a bright, metallic, electric orange which is almost like glowing gold. Yellow ranges from pale to a luxurious lemon with extraordinary depth and intensity. The assortment of objects, too, exhibiting the cornucopia of color exemplifies the preeminent place of color in contemporary life.

The volume which is something of a record of the breadth and imagination of contemporary color is also a source of stimulation and ideas for the further exploration of the bounds, essence, and use of color.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category