A Book About Color by Mark Gonyea
A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists

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Beginning with the six houses on Color Street—red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple—and concluding with the introduction of the color wheel, in this follow-up to A Book About Design Mark Gonyea explains how artists visualize and choose colors. A Book about Color uses simple building blocks of color, shape, and design to introduce young artists to the world of color theory. 

A Book About Color is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
 

About Mark Gonyea

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Mark Gonyea was born in upstate New York and spent the majority of his childhood consuming cartoons, video games, and monster movies. He lives in Vermont. www.mroblivious.com
 
Published April 13, 2010 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 96 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Amusing, sometimes enigmatic chapter headings like “1:3:9” (an exponential ratio of weight and balance in composition) introduce dynamic demonstrations that prove the power of the purposeful arrangement of the parts of a picture.

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Well-chosen subject matter includes definitions, color mixing and color vibes.

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Clean, crisp illustrations explicate the laws of color in the latest of a series of art books for young readers by Gonyea (A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make

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