A COLOR SAMPLER by Kathleen Westray


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Age Range: 6 - 8
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 A straightforward explication of color basics, telling how primary colors are mixed to make secondary and intermediate colors; how other hues are created, including the darkening, lightening, and muting effects of black and white; and how pattern and juxtaposition change the eye's response and create optical illusions. Using geometric forms derived from patchwork quilt designs to display the colors, Westray composes attractive spreads to visualize what she describes. Fortunately, the color reproduction is good--a necessity here; looking at the book in daylight is best, but, with the bright forms silhouetted on white, the relative values are mostly clear under artificial light, too. A list of the quilt patterns is a nice dividend. Solid, useful information in attractive format. (Nonfiction. 6-8)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-395-65940-X
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1993