04Light. Color, design, communication

Light is a phenomenon that in many ways seems like a matter of course, while it is crucial for us. This applies to both daylight and artificial, manmade light. The book Light. Color, design, communication provides a comprehensive insight into the importance of light. The interaction between light and color is a recurrent theme. Some of the key questions the author asks are: How do we respond to color and light? How can we use light to shape the physical environment? How can we communicate and convey messages by means of light? Yttredal deals with light and color theories, phenomena related to visual perception, and principles of lighting. She explores how light and color affects us, both in nature and art. With today’s technology it is possible to put visions into reality, but we are also committed to solving future climate and energy challenges. Specific lighting solutions are presented through a number of projects in architecture and design, indoors and outdoors, from Norway and around the world. The book (241 pages) is richly illustrated with full-color photography. Calina Pandele Yttredal gives courses and lectures based on her new book’s theme – Light. Please contact her if you are interested on e-mail: pandele@online.no

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03COLOR. A practical guide
Gyldendal Undervisning 2000
ISBN 82-05-27451-7

The book aims to trigger the reader`s imagination, and to inspire her or him to start and create own experiments with color and light. The author presents a wide range of color matters, in both practical and inventive ways, through the book`s six main headings. The reader may discover how color theories and – phenomenons work, for example by creating ”stained-glass paintings”, camera obscura, virtual images in threedimensional computer programs, solving color-puzzles, or constructing a model of an Egyptian temple, and illuminate it according to different principles. The book may be used together with COLOR, illusion, perception…or alone.


02COLOR . Illusion, perception, theories, composition, symbolism, power of expression and communication
Yrkesopplaering ans 1998 (Gyldendal Undervisning)
ISBN 82-585-1204-8

The author explores aspects of color in many fields, from fine arts and design to architecture and public space, under seven main headings. She presents and draws parallels between established color theories, and throughs light on different approaches to color perception and – identification.

Color theory and practice is treated two- and threedimensional, and we find also a practical guide to materials and techniques. The author examines the relationship between color, language and color symbolism. We gain an insight into the role of the artist in the past and today, and may reflect on how color and art influence the society, as well as how we in return influence our environment. Including 200 illustrations in full color, the book aims to be an invitation to a journey into the magical field of color, as an inspiration for students, teachers, professionals, or anyone interested in this large subject.


Gyldendal undervisning 2003
ISBN 82-05-31556-6

An interdisciplinary, hands-on, and learning-by-doing book, for both students, teachers, professionals, or any reader who have an active and committed interest in visual art. The wide range of topics includes, among others: drawing, color, light, photography, two-and threedimensional form, architecture, design, computer technology. The reader may discover already from the table of contents, a systematic display of exercises and projects, ment to be solved on different levels, from simple to more and more complex. The book refers to different fields of visual art, it aims to encourage training and combination of different skills, and it gives an insight to proffesions where these skills and knowledges might be used. The book might be both a referance work, an ”ideas bank”, an inspiration, and a practical guide to realize own projects.