The Color of Cities: An International Perspective

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 2000 - Architecture - 230 pages
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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.

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Lois Swirnoff (Brookline, MA) is a professor of art at Cooper Union in New York City, and is a world recognized authority on 3-dimensional use of color.

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