- By Roy R. Behrens

False Colors: Art, Design, and Modern Camouflage

  • Title: False Colors: Art, Design, and Modern Camouflage
  • Author: Roy R. Behrens
  • ISBN: 9780971324404
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • False Colors Art Design and Modern Camouflage An engaging and often amusing account of the little known use of artists designers and architects as army navy and civilian camouflage experts called camoufleurs during World Wars I and II Describ

    An engaging and often amusing account of the little known use of artists, designers, and architects as army, navy, and civilian camouflage experts called camoufleurs during World Wars I and II Described and illustrated are documented attempts some ingenious, others bizarre at fooling the eye by such prominent artists from France, England, the US, and Germany asAn engaging and often amusing account of the little known use of artists, designers, and architects as army, navy, and civilian camouflage experts called camoufleurs during World Wars I and II Described and illustrated are documented attempts some ingenious, others bizarre at fooling the eye by such prominent artists from France, England, the US, and Germany as Abbott H Thayer, Jean Louis Forain, Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, Jacques Villon, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Norman Wilkinson, Everett Warner, Sherry Fry, Barry Faulkner, Homer Saint Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, Frederic Waugh, Edward Seago, Blair Hughes Stanton, Charles Burchfield, Oskar Schlemmer, Franz Marc, Edward Wadsworth, William Stanley Hayter, Roland Penrose, Julian Trevelyan, Eric Sloane, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Gyorgy Kepes, Jon Gnagy, Arshile Gorky, Victor Papenek, and Ellsworth Kelly Illustrated by 120 vintage photographs, diagrams, and artworks, the text explains how the strategies used to conceal objects in nature and warfare are based on the very same unit forming factors that artists, designers, and architects use every day in the creation of paintings, prints, fonts, logos, page layouts, web sites, furniture, buildings, and so on Throughout the book, the author makes shrewd observations about the connections of art, design, and camouflage to such seemingly wide ranging topics as Gestalt psychology, esthetics, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, psychoanalysis, kindergarten, creativity, the Bauhaus, Frank Lloyd Wright, humor, dream analysis, Rockwell Kent, poetry, pickpockets, and sleight of hand Of additional interest are a camouflage timeline, an account of the etymology of the word camouflage, and a 10 page bibliography, the largest ever compiled on the subject of art and camouflage.

    1 thought on “False Colors: Art, Design, and Modern Camouflage

    1. I bought this a few years ago, and finally got around to reading it.The last chapter could be read first, because Behrens describes some of his personal and professional history and how his interests tie in to his scholarship and teaching. As a designer, artist and historian he combines all of these in the book. This is an update of some work published years ago, according to the author, and I think his 2009 book is a further update.If you're looking for a book on one topic, you're in trouble.Th [...]

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