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Color Theory: Books & Other Resources

Use this Research Guide to find recommended books and other resources on Color Theory. For research help, consult a librarian.

Radiolab Podcast on Color

Wonderful one-hour long podcast on color, explaining what color is, how animals perceive color differently, whether some people have super color perception, etc.

Selected Books on Color in Art

Tom Sachs Color Video

Albers iPad App

Check out the Albers app for iPad on the Apple App store. Don't have an iPad or don't want to spend $10 for the app? The library has 2 iPads available for check-out and both have the app installed. Ask at the Circulation/Reference Desk. Here's a trailer for the app:

Research Question?

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Sculpture: Richard Artschwager,
Question Mark,1994 

Photo: Stefan Baudy, CC-BY License

Search the FLO Catalog for Books, DVDs, etc.


Or Browse Subject Headings: 

Color in art

Color in design

Color--Psychological aspects

Color vision

Didn't find it in FLO?

Search for items in WorldCat

Many can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Know a book or DVD that MassArt should own?

Make a Purchase Request.

Color Materials in Special Collections

Contact the library to view items from Special Collections including historical materials connected with MassArt alum and faculty member Albert H. Munsell and the original silkscreen plates of Josef Albers' Interaction of Color.

Faculty: schedule a presentation of these materials for your class. 

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