MEETINGS FOR 2016-2017
Inspiring Books on Colour
Wednesday 05 April 2017
14.15 hrs
Stevens Building
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU

Admission only by free ticket - see bottom of page

Many people who work in some way with colour have at a point in their career been thrilled by a book on the subject. At this event at the Royal College of Art, London, 'colour workers' talk about a key publication that has inspired them. They will tell something of their chosen book's origins, its significance to their field of interest, and explain why the book has been so important to them.
As the RCA is also home to the Colour Reference Library, one of the largest collections of books on colour in the world, these landmark and transformative publications will also be on display.


14.15 hrs INTRODUCTION Neil Parkinson, CRL, RCA
  An essay on light and shade, on colours and on composition in general, Mary Gartside (1805) Alexandra Loske
Art historian, curator and editor,
University of Sussex (see photo above)
  Theory of Colours and Vision, George Palmer (1777) John Mollon
Professor of Visual Neuroscience
Gonville & Caius College, Universsity of Cambridge
  Werner's Nomenclature of Colours: With Additions, Arranged So As to Render It Highly Useful to the Arts and Sciences, etc. A G Werner & P Syme (1814) Joyce Dixon
writer/researcher and alumna of the RCA
  The Hidden Order, A Study in the Psychology of Artistic Imagination, Anton Ehrenzweig (1967) Roy Osborne
Artist, author
  Farben und Formen als lebendige Kräfte (Colours and forms as living forces) Carry van Beima (1930) Stuart Durant
Reader in History of Architecture and Design, Kingston University
17.00 hrs CONCLUSION John Mellerio


Stevens Building, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore. London SW7 2EU

14.15 hrs until approximately 17.00 hrs

Open to all, gratis, but ticket required: security is tight at the RCA and a valid ticket is necessary for entry.
Ticket numbers very limited - apply early. If you find you cannot use your ticket please cancel it as somebody from the WAITLIST will be able to use it.

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Eventbrite - The COLOUR CANON -  Inspiring Books on Colour

DATE 27 March 2017