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

Princeton Architectural Press

Translated and with an introduction by Georg Stahl

6 x 9 in; 176 pp;
12 color and 10 b/w images
Paperback
February 2010
ISBN 9781568987910
ISBN10 1568987919

SKU# 9781568987910

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


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

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 iswholly 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.

 

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6 x 9 in; 176 pp;
12 color and 10 b/w images
Paperback
February 2010
ISBN 9781568987910
ISBN10 1568987919