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Faber Birren papers, 1924-1968

Creator:
Birren, Faber, 1900-  Search this
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Citation:
Faber Birren papers, 1924-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5785
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208624
AAA_collcode_birrfabe
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208624

Color perception in art / by Faber Birren

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
63 p., 12 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Topic:
Color in art  Search this
Color--Psychological aspects  Search this
Visual perception  Search this
Call number:
ND1495.P8 B57X
ND1495.P8B57X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_73287

The principles of harmony and contrast of colors and their applications to the arts / by M.E. Chevreul; based on the first English edition of 1854 as translated from the first French edition of 1839, De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs

Author:
Chevreul, M. E (Michel Eugène) 1786-1889  Search this
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., ports. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Color in art  Search this
Color  Search this
Call number:
ND1488.C4613 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413349

Modern chromatics; students' text-book of color, with applications to art and industry. Including a facsim. of the 1st American ed. of 1879. Pref., introd., and commentary notes by Faber Birren

Author:
Rood, Ogden N (Ogden Nicholas) 1831-1902  Search this
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
257 p. illus. (part col.) 23 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
1879
[1973]
Topic:
Color in art  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1488 .R66 1879aX
ND1488.R66 1879aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_43502

Color in your world

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966, c1962]
Topic:
Color--Psychological aspects  Search this
Call number:
BF789.C7 B48X
BF789.C7B48X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_41723

Hilaire Hiler papers

Creator:
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966  Search this
Names:
America's Artists in Particular  Search this
Foundation for Integrated Education  Search this
Birren, Faber, 1900-  Search this
Boldt, O'Brien  Search this
Boyle, Kay, 1902-  Search this
Connelly, Marc, 1890-  Search this
Crosby, Caresse, 1892-  Search this
Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965  Search this
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Flax, Jerome  Search this
Herz, Jay H.  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966 -- Color and design : a structuralist approach  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966 -- Why abstract  Search this
Hirschfeld, Al  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Lavell, Charles  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Levi, Albert William, 1911-  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Mathews, Paul  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980  Search this
Moran, Jim  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905-  Search this
Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965  Search this
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946  Search this
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963  Search this
Wittenborn, George, 1905-1974  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet ((on 6 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1925-1966
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; printed materials; art works and miscellaneous papers.
REELS D302-D302a: Correspondence, some dating from Hiler's years in Paris in the 1920s; autobiographical and biographical material; published articles by Hiler, "Costumes and Ideologies," "Some Associative Aspects of Color," "Structuralism," "The Search for a Method of Graphic Expression," and "The Origin and Development of Structural Design;" the book Why Abstract, co-authored by him; exhibition catalogs; magazine articles on and about him; and miscellaneous papers. Some material on D302 has been duplicated on reel D302a.
Correspondents include: Faber Birren, Kay Boyle, Marc Connelly, Caresse Crosby, Nancy Cunard (11 items), Ben Cunningham (to Hiler's daughter), John Ferren, Al Hirschfeld, Carl Holty (5 items, up to 14 p. each), Robert Bruce Inverarity, Gyorgy Kepes, Katharine Kuh, Rico Lebrun, Fernand Leger, Albert W. Levi, Paul Mathews, Henry Miller, Abraham Rattner, Man Ray, Ad Reinhardt, Meyer Schapiro, Charles P. Snow, Edgar Varese, Herbert G. Wells, and William Carlos Williams.
In the 5 Holty letters, up to 14 p. each, Holty comments on aesthetics, color theory, the work of Abraham Rattner, Holty's painting, the history of modern art after WWII, and his trip across America with Henry Miller and Rattner.
REELS 611-614: Personal and business correspondence, bills and receipts, certificates, licenses, membership cards; 2 sketchbooks, and 17 loose sketches, many with notes and instructions; 3 notebooks, containing miscellaneous writings, clippings and sketches; 37 illustrations and diagrams, possibly for a book; 119 miscellaneous items relating to color and design; articles and short stories; writings on structuralism, including a copy of the typescript for COLOR AND DESIGN: A STRUCTURALIST APPROACH; a typed draft of Hiler's autobiography (292 p.); 14 exhibition catalogs and announcements; 20 clippings, and printed material; and miscellaneous papers.
Correspondents include America's Artists in Particular (organization), O'Brien Boldt, Kay Boyle, Ben Cunningham, Jerome Flax, the Foundation for Intergrated Education, Jay H. Herz, Gyorgy Kepes, Charles Lavell, Jim Moran, Henry Schnakenberg, and George Wittenborn.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural painter, designer, decorator, writer; New York, N.Y. and Paris.
Provenance:
Donated 1967-1968 by Hilaire Hiler.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.hilehila
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw946d39028-7346-4385-9b4d-5b40aae3c995
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hilehila

Faber Birren papers

Creator:
Birren, Faber, 1900-  Search this
Names:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
36 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1968
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Stanton Macdonald-Wright, 1963-1968, regarding Birren's book on color expression. Also included is a photocopy of Macdonald-Wright's A TREATISE ON COLOR, 1924, and 2 Macdonald-Wright exhibition announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Color consultant; Stamford, Ct.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Faber Birren.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.birrfabe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c73d2c1f-21e3-4ef9-91f7-f887379c1c87
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-birrfabe

Light, color & environment : presenting a wealth of data on the biological and psychological effects of color, with detailed recommendations for practical color use, special attention to computer facilities, and a historic review of period styles / Faber Birren

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
Topic:
Color vision  Search this
Color--Physiological effect  Search this
Color in architecture  Search this
Color in interior decoration  Search this
Light in architecture  Search this
Lighting, Architectural and decorative  Search this
Call number:
QP481 .B619 1988
QP481.B619 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_364211

Color psychology and color therapy; a factual study of the influence of color on human life

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 284 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
Topic:
Color--Psychological aspects  Search this
Call number:
BF789.C7 B49X
BF789.C7B49X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_83391

The Faber Birren collection on color in the Art Library

Author:
Herbert, Robert L. 1929-  Search this
Subject:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
75 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
Topic:
Color--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z7144.C7 F115
Z7144.C7F115
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79870

The American colorist; a practical guide to color harmony and color harmony and color identification [!] by Faber Birren

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. diagrs. (part col.) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1939
Topic:
Color  Search this
Call number:
QC495.B49X 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_314687

Creative color

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. illus. (part col.) 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Color  Search this
Painting--Technique  Search this
Call number:
ND1280 .B61
ND1280.B61
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_31920

Selling color to people; a book on how to sell color in commercial products and advertising to the American public, based on practical methods of consumer research, styling, merchandising, promotion and public relations

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
219 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
[1956]
Topic:
Color in advertising  Search this
Color--Psychological aspects  Search this
Call number:
HF5839 .B55X
HF5839.B55X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_36045

Hints to young painters; a historic treatise on the color, expression, and painting techniques of American artists of the Colonial and Federal periods. Reprinted in new format from the original ed. of 1873, with a special introd. by Faber Birren

Author:
Sully, Thomas 1783-1872  Search this
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 46 p. illus., facsim. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
1873
Topic:
Painting--Technique  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.S95 A1
ND1262 .S9 1965X
N40.1.S95A1
ND1262.S9 1965X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_31803

History of color in painting, with new principles of color expression

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
372 pages illustrations, facsimiles, 32 color plates, portraits 31 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Color in art  Search this
Painting--History  Search this
Call number:
ND1280 .B574X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_37355

Light, color, and environment : a discussion of the biological and psychological effects of color, with historical data and detailed recommendations for the use of color in the environment / Faber Birren

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Color vision  Search this
Color--Physiological effect  Search this
Call number:
QP481 .B619X 1982
QP481.B619X 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_152609

Principles of color; a review of past traditions and modern theories of color harmony

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. illus. (part col.) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Color  Search this
Call number:
ND1283 .B47X
ND1488 .B619
ND1488.B619
ND1283.B47X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1428

A grammar of color; a basic treatise on the color system of Albert H. Munsell, edited and with an introd. by Faber Birren

Author:
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Cleland, T. M (Thomas Maitland) 1880-1964 Grammar of color  Search this
Subject:
Munsell, A. H (Albert Henry) 1858-1918  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. illus. (part col.) 21 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Color  Search this
Call number:
ND1488 .B619g
QC495 .B523X
ND1488.B619g
QC495.B523X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1429

The principles of harmony and contrast of colors and their applications to the arts. With a special introd. and explanatory notes, by Faber Birren

Author:
Chevreul, M. E (Michel Eugène) 1786-1889  Search this
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. illus. (part col.), facsims., ports. 29 x 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[1967]
Topic:
Color  Search this
Call number:
ND1488 .C52 E1967
ND1488.C52 E1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11660

The natural system of colours, by Moses Harris (1766) A facsimile edition of what is perhaps the rarest known book in the literature of color. With historical notes and commentary by Faber Birren

Author:
Harris, Moses 1731?-1785?  Search this
Birren, Faber 1900-1988  Search this
Physical description:
[23] p. diagrs., plates (part col.) 37 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
Topic:
Colors  Search this
Call number:
ND1280 .H315 1766a
ND1280.H315 1766a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_64149

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