Analyze color and the properties of perception, material surface, and light and develop a critical recognition of the interactive and dimensional consequences of color use. Readings and discussions will expose students to a variety of critical frameworks of color theory, spanning the historical to the technological. Through the use of chalk pastels, students will apply the theory to paper, assembling a visual-based syntax for the course. Using ab- stract serial drawings, class exercises combine and manipulate color fields to reveal a set of perceptual interactions particular to color adjacency, mixing, proportion, and geometry.
Prerequisite: ARCH 105L. Graduate students should submit the d-clearance form and request for a pre-req waiver.