The Colourist seeks nothing less than to demystify colour aesthetics. After three years of extensive travel and research, colour specialist Shigenobu Kobayashi has devised a stunningly simple method for pinpointing personal colour preferences. A series of clear-cut exercises allows you to accurately define your colour sense and then locate it on an "image scale" in order to select compatible colour schemes for home or office, or even wardrobe. Next, Kobayashi illuminates the underpinnings of colour in everyday and ornamental settings, revealing the hidden technique beneath each successful colour scheme. He introduces a full range of colours for all moods and tastes, then presents eight psychological colour types to assist you in putting your own colour profile to practical use in the bedroom, den, playroom, or office.
With over 500 colour photographs, 50 charts, and hundreds of sample "colour-scale chips," The Colourist not only delivers a unique method of defining colour sense but provides invaluable insights into the art of using colour, making it an indispensable guide for home owners, decorators, artists, and designers - indeed, anyone who works with or enjoys colour.
1st edition 1998, Pb, 160pp full colour throughout and packed with photos, charts and colour-scale chips.