In this volume from the “DETAIL Praxis” series, Axel Buether conveys the specialist knowledge relevant to architects in dealing with colors: from color theory and the laws of color harmony to the basics of color perception and effect to strategies for developing coherent color concepts in the design process. In the theoretical section, he also deals with color in the city and countryside, historical observations on color culture, facts on essential spatial effects, materiality, the influence of light and color on design as well as color schemes and systems. Using a number of international project examples in interior and exterior spaces, Buether also demonstrates the successful use of color design and provides inspiration for his own practice.


Year of publication: 2014

112 pages with numerous drawings and photos
Format 21 x 29.7 cm
ISBN 978-3-920034-96-6

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