• “Amazing. Beyond groundbreaking …. This is the example the world has been waiting for. An extraordinary piece of education and inspiration.”—Debbie Millman, Design Matters

    The Interaction of Color mobile app for iPad is packed with elegant and innovative features that help you understand the book’s ideas, view the plates, experiment, and create and share your own designs. This interactive edition of one of the most influential books on color ever written offers users an entirely new way to experience Josef Albers’s original masterwork.

  • Read the original text, with improved features for the iPad

    • Easily navigate between text, commentary, and plates
    • Get definitions of key terms with a tap
    • View the related plates for each chapter; tap on a plate to study its construction and colors in detail

  • Study the plates as never before

    • Inspired by Albers’s teaching methodologies, each plate is designed to reproduce the experience of working with cut and colored paper
    • See how the same color can look different on different grounds by lifting the plates’ flaps and moving the pieces
    • The “paper” snaps back to its original place when you lift your finger

  • Create, share, and save your own studies

    • Pull swatches from an innovative new color palette
    • Place your swatches into the design; easily change and refine your color selections
    • Collect and export your favorite swatches and palettes, complete with RGB values
    • Share your designs with friends, classmates, and instructors through Facebook, Twitter, or email
    • Open and reuse plates and palettes in your favorite design software

  • Deeper understanding through commentary

    • Videos of scholars, designers, and Albers’s former students discussing the text and plates
    • Albers’s most challenging principles are explained  and clarified
    • Archival audio and video of Josef Albers talking you through special exercises

  • And more:

    • Archival video of Josef Albers in the studio and classroom
    • Video of Albers’s students describing his teaching style and specific lessons
    • Video of practicing artists, designers, and architects discussing how they use color
    • 125 original plates, 63 of which are fully interactive
    The free download allows you to sample Chapter 10, including accompanying text, video commentary, two interactive plates, and the palette tool. The complete app, featuring the full text, 125 plates, 60 interactive studies, and over two hours of video commentary, is available through an in-app purchase.

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