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Knobler, Nathan. The Visual Dialogue: An Introduction to the Appreciation of Art, 3rd Edition. NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 1980.
Preble, Duane, and Sarah Preble. Artforms 4-6th Editions. NY: Prentice-Hall 1997-2001.
Arnheim, Rudolph. Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye, The New Version, 2nd and enlarged edition. Berkeley, California (CA): University of California Press 1974.
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Lauer, David A., and Stephen Pentak. Design Basics 5th edition. Orlando, Florida (FL): Harcourt Brace College Publishers 2000.
Myers, Jack Frederick. The Language of Visual Art. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1989.
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Zelanski, Paul, and Mary Pat Fisher. Design Principles and Problems 2nd or 3rd edition. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1996. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Color, Space & Pattern:
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Birren, Faber, editor. Itten: The Elements of Color. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold 1970.
Birren, Faber, editor. M. E. Chevreul. The Principles of Contrast Colors. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold 1981.
Coulin, Claudius. Step-by-Step Perspective Drawing for Architects, Draftsman and Designers. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold 1971.
De Grandis, Luigina. Theory and Use of Color. NY: Harry N. Abrams 1987.
Montague, John. Basic Perspective Drawing 2nd edition. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold 1993.
Proctor, Richard M. The Principles of Pattern: for Craftsmen and Designers. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold 1969.
Zelanski, Paul, and Mary Pat Fisher. Color. (any edition) Englewood Clifts, NJ: Prentice Hall 1989/2002.