A Colorful Weekend
I read Josef Albers’ incredible book on color theory, The Interaction of Color. And it was an incredible and expansive way of thinking about the learning of color and color theory… then followed that up with Radiolab’s newest episode Colors.
The book is not short on amazing passages and it’s also not short on mind-bending theories and concepts. One of my favorite quotes from the book is:
Colors appear connected predominantly in space. Therefore, as constellations they can be seen in any direction and at any speed. And as they remain, we can return to them repeatedly and in my ways.
Reading Albers book for the first time—yes, a little late to the party on this one—has me leering at the full version with the 150 silkscreened plates that illustrate the theories… but now, I’m thinking I might get a pack of Color-Aid and re-read the book completing the exercises the next time through.
If you haven’t read Interaction of Color yet, I would highly suggest it.
Today, looking around some more about these theories, I came across this nicely done video from Dwell about Albers and the Albers Foundation.