Choose a category to browse ...

academic
activism
adult trade
american
animals
architects
architecture
art
biography
book design
building types
buildings
campus guides
childrens
classiciam
craft
criticism
design
digital design
ecology
furniture
games
gardens
graphic design
green
guidebook
historic
houses
how-to
illustration
industrial design
installation art
interior design
journals
landmarks
landscape architecture
landscapes
maps
materials
modernism
monograph
monuments
nature
note cards
paper goods
parks
photography
regionalism
religious
science
theory
tote bags
typography
typology
urbanism
utopias
visual culture
woodworking
in-stock today

×


On Vision and Colors by Arthur Schopenhauer and Color Sphere by Philipp Otto Runge

Georg Stahl


Available for the Kindle at amazon.com.

Available as an Apple iBook at apple.com.

     6 × 9 in (15.2 × 22.9 cm)
Paperback
168 pages
12 color illustrations, 10 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 04/1/2010
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568987910


During the first two decades of the nineteenth century, two of the most significant theoretical works on color since Leonardo da Vinci's Trattato della Pittura were written and published in Germany: Arthur Schopenhauer's On Vision and Colors and Philipp Otto Runge's Color Sphere. For Schopenhauer, vision is wholly subjective in nature and characterized by processes that cross over into the territory of philosophy. Runge's Color Sphere and essay "The Duality of Color" contained one of the first attempts to depict a comprehensive and harmonious color system in three dimensions. Runge intended his color sphere to be understood not as a product of art, but rather as a "mathematical figure of various philosophical reflections."

By bringing these two visionary color theories together within a broad theoretical context--philosophy, art, architecture, and design--this volume uncovers their enduring influence on our own perception of color and the visual world around us.


Georg Stahl was born in the Netherlands, studied architecture in Amsterdam and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He holds a degree in architectural engineering and a masters degree in architecture. Stahl taught architecture at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, mural painting techniques and architectural related art forms at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This translation is the result of a long time research on the influence of Schopenhauer's color theory on the philosophy and early polychrome work of the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld (1880-1964) for which he worked as an apprentice architect. Stahl is retired and resides in Chicago.


Reader Comments


(rating 5 out of 5):

- Carlos from Puebla (03/17/2013)
hX0


Related Titles