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Drawing and Rendering for Theatre by Clare P. Rowe

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Chapter 8

Introduction to Color

A good designer is a master manipulator of color. The color palette is an integral part of scenic, costume, and lighting designs. The effective use of color plays a major role in evoking period, time, and emotion. A deep understanding of color mixing and manipulation is the basis for the subtle and creative use of color for the stage. The following chapters include exercises intended to help the reader understand and explore color.

TALKING ABOUT COLOR

With literally millions of different colors available, it is necessary to have a vocabulary with which to talk about and analyze color. Some terms that are used when discussing color are defined below. We will discuss discretely individual colors, isolated from other ...

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