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Author Swirnoff, Lois.

Title The color of cities : an international perspective / Lois Swirnoff.

Published New York : McGraw-Hill, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  711.4 SWIR    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 230 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Notes Front cover : Light, perception and environment in urban design.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 227) and index.
Contents 1 Context: Physical Places 7 -- 2 Urban Spaces: Cities of Light 21 -- 3 Regions of Light 69 -- 4 Urban Spaces 81 -- Median Cities 81 -- Cities in Shadow 91 -- 5 Country in Shadow: Japan 99 -- 6 City Streets 114 -- 7 Facades 158 -- 8 Apertures 201 -- 9 At Human Scale 211 -- Colors Grouped by City 224 -- Global Position of Cities 226.
Summary A unique color dictionary of international urban design and phenomenal photographic reference, "The Color of Cities, by Lois Swirnoff, documents the distinctive color characteristics of cities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. The book features beautiful original color photographs by the author who is an acclaimed artist and world authority on the three-dimensional use of color, and other noted architectural photographers. Topics covered include how cultural color preferences are grounded in vision differences in different geographic locations and the similarities within diversity in streets, facades, plazas, boundaries, and marketplaces. A reference section provides you with typical color palettes for each country, complete with thumbnail photographic examples.
Subject Color in architecture.
Cities and towns.
ISBN 0070633487