The MIT Press, Cambridge. 1981. 225 pages. (24,5 x 24,5 cm). Black cloth in dust jacket, tear repaired with acid free tape. 70 colour plates (2 fold outs) + b/w illustrations.
In this book, Gerstner presents the pure sensation of color with great precision and logic. He explores color physically, sumptuously, yet with cool, formal clarity in the book’s seventy color plates. He also writes about the historical, philosophical, and psychological aspects of color in a series of essays, citing examples from Aristotle to Andreas Speiser, from Goethe to Max Lüscher, and showing how they apply to his own work.