An elementary work on color, dealing with traditional principles of harmony as well as advanced principles derived from modern studies of the psychology of human color perception. Mr. Birren tells a well-organized story of how to achieve harmony with color, beginning with a chapter on color circles and proceeding to a straightforward discussion of traditional principles of color harmony and how they were accepted in the past.
Faber Birren was born and educated in Chicago. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago from about the age 12 to 20, then studied at the University of Chicago. Moved to New York as a color consultant and became the best known and widely read color authority.

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