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Color and design

Color and design

Martinson, Barbara; DeLong, Marilyn Revell, 1939-

From products we use to clothes we wear, and spaces we inhabit, we rely on colour to provide visual appeal, data codes and meaning. This text addresses how we understand and experience colour, and through specific examples explores how colour is used in a spectrum of design-based disciplines including apparel design, graphic design, interior design, and product design

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Published London: Berg, 2012.
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Marilyn DeLong and Barbara Martinson
ISBN: 1847889514, 1847889522, 9781847889515, 9781847889522
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 228 p. : ill. (some col.)
Subject: Color in design.; Art and Design.


  1. Introduction
  2. Section One: Experiencing and Responding to Color
  3. Seeing Color
  4. Ulf Klarén (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden) and Karin Fridell Anter (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden)
  5. Color in the Designed Environment
  6. Judith Mottram (Nottingham Trent University, UK) and Tom Jeffries (Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, UK)
  7. Color Relationships
  8. Cristina Boeri (INDACO Department of Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  9. Color: Organizational Strategies
  10. Dennis Puhalla (University of Cincinnati, USA)
  11. Section Two: Color in Context, Culture and Traditions
  12. The Social Politics of White
  13. Kathleen Connellan (University of South Australia, Australia)
  14. What Color is Sustainability?
  15. Marilyn Delong (University of Minnesota, USA)
  16. Gozde Goncu Berk (University of Minnesota, USA)
  17. Color and Cultural Identity in Ireland
  18. Helena Wulff (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  19. Signaling Protection: The Use and Function of Color in Firefighter Clothing
  20. Jessica Barker (Iowa State University, USA), Lynn Boorady (Buffalo State College, USA) and Susan Ashdown (Cornell University, USA)
  21. Blood Red, Pure White and Soothing Green
  22. Jeanne Kisacky (Syracuse University, USA, Cornell University, USA and Binghamton University, USA)
  23. Color Continuity and Change in Korean Culture
  24. KeySook Geum (Hongik University, Korea) and Hyun Jung (Daegu University, Korea)
  25. Exploring the Colors of Turkish Culture
  26. Gozde Goncu-Berk (University of Minnesota, USA)
  27. The Punk Palette: Subversion Through Color
  28. Monica Sklar (University of Minnesota, USA) and Lauren Michel (University of California, USA)
  29. Section Three: Markets and Trends
  30. Color Forecasting: Seasonal Colors
  31. Tracy Diane Cassidy (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) and Tom Cassidy (University of Leeds, UK)
  32. Methodology to Analyze and Predict In-depth Impressions of Color and Design on the Basis of Concept Networks
  33. Yukari Nagai (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) and Georgi V. Georgiev (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  34. Color Ambiance in Interiors
  35. Nilgün Olguntürk (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey) and Halime Demirkan (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
  36. Color The World: Identifying Color Trends in Contemporary City Brands
  37. Alex Bitterman (Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA)
  38. Color and Community Involvement
  39. Julia Vallera (Newschool University, New York, USA)
  40. Colors and Prototypes: The Significance of the Model's Colors and Textures in Expectations for the Artifact
  41. Klaus Madsen (University of Aalborg, Denmark) and Bente Dahl Thomsen (University of Aalborg, Denmark)
  42. Color and Computer-Aided Design
  43. Rene Van Meeuwen (University of Western Australia, Australia) and Nigel Westbrook (University of Western Australia, Australia)
  44. Color as a New Skin: Technology and Personalization
  45. Luca Simeone (La Sapienza University and Ateneo Impresa Graduate Business School, Rome, Italy)
  46. Index

Author note

Marilyn DeLong is Professor of Apparel Studies, College of Design, University of Minnesota, USA.

Barbara Martinson is Professor of Graphic Design, College of Design, University of Minnesota, USA.