As far back as the earliest Greek temples, colour has been an integral part of architecture but also one of its least understood elements. Colour theory is rarely taught in architecture schools, leaving architects to puzzle out the hows and whys of which colours to select and how they interact, complement, or clash.
Colour for Architects is profusely illustrated and provides a clear, concise primer on colour for designers of every kind. This latest volume in our Architecture Briefs series combines the theoretical and practical, providing the basics on which to build a fuller mastery of this essential component of design.
A wealth of built examples, exercises, and activities allows students to apply their learning of colour to real-world situations.
This book has been chosen as part of our Pavilion range which celebrates the use of colour in this year's 'Colour Palace' summer pavilion at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Author: Juan Serra Lluch