Published by Primary Source Microfilm
From the Yale University Art and Architecture Library and the Royal College of Art, London
Previous title: Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color
On Color: The Faber Birren Book Collection encompasses 497 books from Yale University's Art and Architecture Library and the Royal College of Art in London. The resulting collection on microfilm is one of the finest studies of color in the world.
Faber Birren has written a number of works including 27 books and 245 articles on color theory and psychology as they relate to the arts and sciences. His studies have made him a pioneer in the functional applications of color within the work environment. The written works included in this collection reflect the various implications of the physiological and psychological aspects of perception and color.
On Color: The Faber Birren Book Collection presents a wealth of publications spanning the years 1558 to the 1930s. Researchers will find diverse subject matter emphasising the use of color in:
- The Occult
The collection contains both rare and unusual titles, including editions by Descartes, Isaac Newton, Voltaire, Robert Boyle, J.B. Corneille, Moses Harris, M.E. Chevreul and Charles Henry, as well as some titles in French, Italian, German and Latin.
A printed guide to The Faber Birren Collection of Books on Colour is provided with each order and includes a main-entry index, a title listing and a subject index.
55 reels (48 black & white reels and seven color reels)