Education Resources

The research of many colour and educational professionals are an essential part of the Functional Colour & Design program. Below is a comprehensive list of the resources used to develop this unique program.

Book Author Publishing House Brief Explanation
A History of Colors
ISBN#0-87773-524-7
Manlio Brusatin Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Horticultural Hall
300 Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
A primer for those interested in deeper knowledge of the universe of colour. Attention to physics and colour theory.
Blue, The History of a Color
ISBN#0-691-09050-5
Michel Pastoureau Princeton University Press
41 William Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
An in-depth study of the symbolism and use of blue throughout the ages.
Bright Earth
The Invention of Colour
ISBN#0-670-89346-3
Philip Ball Penguin – Viking Complete text related to the history and discovery of pigments.
Color Answer Book
ISBN#I-931868-25-5
Leatrice Eiseman Capital Books, Inc.
Sterling, Virginia
Delves into all areas of life from decorating to fashion and health.
Color
A Natural History of the Palette
ISBN#0-345-44430-2
Victoria Finlay Ballantine Books
New York
Information behind the legend of colour. Stories behind colours.
Color & Human Response
ISBN#0-422-20787-5
Faber Birren Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc.
135 West 50th Street
New York, New York 10022
Aspects of light and colour bearing on the reactions of living things and the welfare of human beings.
Color & Light In Man-Made Environments
ISBN#0-442-26080-6
Frank Mahnke
& Rudolfh Mahnke
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
115 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10003
The psychological and biological effects of colour and light, with detailed recommendations for their use.
Color And Culture
ISBN#0-8212-2043-8
John Gage Bulfinch Press Book
Little, Brown and Company
Boston – Toronto – London
Practice and meaning of colour from antiquity to Abstraction
Color and Meaning, Art Science and Symbolism
ISBN#0-520-22611-9
John Gage University of California Press
Berkeley & Los Angeles, California
Information regarding colour, art, culture, literature, light and historical theory of colour.
Color Codes
ISBN#0-87451-671-4
&ISBN#0-87451-742-7
Charles A. Riley II University Press of England
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Modern theories of colour in Philosophy, Painting and Architecture, Literature, Music and Psychology
Color Compendium A – Z, The
ISBN#0-442-31845-6(VNR)
Hope and Walch Van Nostrand Reinhold
115 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016
Comprehensive colour resource, set up in dictionary style… helpful in locating basic information regarding colour.
Color Environment & Human Response
ISBN#0-471-28667-2
Frank H. Mahnke John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
605 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10158-0012
212.850.6011
An interdisciplinary understanding of colour and its use as a beneficial element in the design of the architectural environment.
Color Eyewitness Art
ISBN#1-56458-332-5
Alison Cole Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
232 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016
A comprehensive and visual guide to the use of colour, from Renaissance painting to modern day masters.
Color Healing Home
ISBN#1-84000-365-0
Katherine Cumming
& Mitchell Beazley
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
387 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10016
Guide to improving your well-being and your home using colour therapy.
Color in Busness, Science and Industry Judd & Wyszecki John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
New York – London – Sydney
Historcial book relating to factors of colour and science. Information on colourants.
COLOR Natural Palettes for Painted Rooms
ISBN#0-517-57660-0
Donald Kaufmann
& Taffy Dahl
Clarkson & Potter, Inc.
201 East 50th Street
New York, New York 10022
Color Palettes and Decorating Guide for Interior Residential Spaces
Color Perception in Art
ISBN#0-442-20784-0
Faber Birren Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
115 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10003
Color perception in the visual world of art… dealing with historical issues of colour.
Color Psychology And Color Therapy
Library of Congress#61-14266
Faber Birren Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc.
135 West 50th Street
New York, New York 10022
Historical, Biological, Psychological and Visual Aspects of Color.
Colors For Your Every Mood
ISBN#1-892123-00-2
Leatrice Eiseman Capital Books, Inc.
Sterling, Virginia
Exploration of colour, psychology, palettes and colour nuance as it relates to personality and home.
Colors: The Story of Dyes and Pigments
ISBN#0-8109-2872-8
Francois Delamare & Bernard Guineau Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
100 Fifth Avenue
New York, N.Y.10011
Complete History of Dyes and Colorants.
Colour
ISBN#0-89535-037-8
Helen Varley Marshall Editions Limited
71 Eccleston Square
London, SW1V1PJ
Extremely thoughtful look at colour from a variety of perspectives… psychology, marketing, science, etc.
Comfort of Color, The
ISBN#0-8212-2876-6
Susan Sargent Bulfinch Press
Time Warner Book Group
New York, N.Y.
Practical Interior Design Advice.
Elements of Color
ISBN#0-442-24038-4
Johannes Itten Van Nostrand Reinhold A treatise on the colour system of Johannes Itten based on his book ‘The Art of Color.
Evidence – Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools
ISBN#978-0-470-91595-1
Peter C. Lippman Wiley A Responsive Approach to Creating Learning Environments
Fashion, The 20th Century
ISBN#0-7893-0376-0
Francois Baudot Universe Publishing The 20th Century visual sourcebook. Retracing history of men’s and women’s fashion.
Healing With Color And Light
ISBN#0-671-86857-8
Theo Gimbel Simon & Schuster
Fireside/Rockefeller Center
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
Concepts on improving mental, physical, and spiritual health through colour.
Houses We Live In, The
ISBN#1-85648-702-4
Jeffery Howe PRC Publishing Limited
London, England
Variety of Architectural Styles from Colonial to American Modern.
How People Learn
ISBN#0-309-07036-8
Bransford, Brown & Cocking National Academy Press
Washington, D.C.
Research about the mind, the brain and the process of learning.
In My Room
SBN#0-449-90193-9
Antonio Torrice
& Ro Logrippo
Fawcett Columbine
New York, New York
A thoughtful guide to designing children’s spaces with their tastes in mind.
Judith Miller’s Color
ISBN#0-609-60784-7
Judith Miller Clarkson & Potter, Inc.
201 East 50th Street
New York, New York 10022
Period and Regional Color Style from Around the World
Language of Color, The
ISBN#0-446-38781-9
Dorothee L. Mella Warner Books, Inc.
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
Personality revealed through colour.
Language of School Design
ISBN#0-9762670-0-4
Prakash Nair, Randall Fielding, Jeffery Lackney National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
The Knowledge Works Foundation
Design Patterns and Commentary on 21st Century Schools
Light – Medicine Of The Future
ISBN#0-939680-80-7
Jacob Liberman, Ph.D. Bear & Company Inc.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2860
A study of how colour may be used in the healing process.
Light, Color & Environment
ISBN#0-442-21270-4
Faber Birren Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc.
135 West 50th Street
New York, New York 10022
Role of colour and light in commercial spaces. Psychological Reactions and Biological effects of colour.
Living Colors
ISBN#0-8118-0558-1
Margaret Walch
& Augustine Hope
Chronicle Books
275 Fifth Street
San Francisco, California 94103
An in-depth look at colour palettes through the ages.
Luscher Color Test, The Ian Scott Washington Square Press
Random House Inc.
201 East 50th Street
New York, New York 10022
A guide to colour personality which includes a small test to evaluate personal colour preferences.
Mauve
ISBN#0-393-02005-3
Simon Garfield W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
500 5th Avenue
New York, New York 10110
How one man invented a colour that changed the world. The history of the colour mauve.
Mexicolor
The Spirit of Mexican Design
ISBN#0-8118-1893-4
Levick, Cohan & Takahashi Chronicle Books
San Francisco, California
A vibrant celebration of Mexican art and life.
Pantone, Guide to Communicating w/Color
ISBN#0-9666383-2-8
Leatrice Eiseman Grafix Press Ltd.
Design Books International
5562 Gulf Point Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34243 USA
Color psychology and colour marketing associated with specific colours of the spectrum. Shown with colour palettes.
Power Of Color, The
ISBN#0-47107685-6
Sara Marberry
& Laurie Zagon
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
605 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10158-0012
Color used in commercial applications, aspects of healing properties examined. Issues of full-spectrum light explored.
Principles of Visual PerceptionSBN#0-442-20825-1 Carolyn M. Bloomer Litton Educational Publishing, Inc.
New York, N.Y.
Bridges gap between psychological research and art theory.
Primary Colors, The
ISBN#0-8050-3105-7
Alexander Theroux Fitzhenry & Whitside Ltd.
195 Allstate Parkway
Markham, Ontario L3R 4T8
Three essays on colour, one each on red, yellow and blue, with text on nuances of each of these colours.
Primary Sources
ISBN#0-8306-3481-9
Patricia Sloane Design Press
11 West 19th Street
New York, New York 10011
Selected writings on colour from Aristotle to Albers.
Secondary Colors, The
ISBN#0-8050-4458-2
Alexander Theroux Fitzhenry & Whitside Ltd.
195 Allstate Parkway
Markham, Ontario L3R 4T8
Three essays on colour, one each on orange, green and purple, with text on nuances of each of these colours.
Style Sourcebook, The
ISBN#1-55670-631-6
Judith Miller Stewart, Taborri & Chang
115 West 18th Street
New York, New York 10011
Definitive illustrated dictionary of fabrics, paints, wall papers, tiles and flooring.
Symbolism of Color, The
ISBN#0-8065-1109-4
Faber Birren Citadel Press
Division of Lyle Stuart Inc.
120 Enterprise Avenue
Secaucus, New Jersey 07095
Explore the beauty and magic of colour, as a vital part of life, religion and mysticism.
Tricia Guild on Color
ISBN#0-84781643-5
Tricia Guild Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
300 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10010
Each colour area is explored with respect to region, fabric, texture and ambience for the home.
What is going on in there?
ISBN#0-553-37825-2
Lise Eliot, Ph.D. Bantom Books
1540 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
General information about brain development in children.
Title Website / Contact / Resource
Sight
Color & Human Response Faber Birren
Color & Light In Man-Made Environments Frank Mahnke & Rudolfh Mahnke
Color Environment & Human Response Frank H. Mahnke
Color in Busness, Science and Industry Judd & Wyszecki
Color Psychology And Color Therapy Faber Birren
Colour Helen Varley
Elements of Color Johannes Itten
Healing With Color And Light Theo Gimbel
In My Room Antonio Torrice & Ro Logrippo
Light – Medicine Of The Future Jacob Liberman, Ph.D.
Light, Color & Environment Faber Birren
Pantone, Guide to Communicating w/Color Leatrice Eiseman
Power Of Color, The Sara Marberry & Laurie Zagon
Symbolism of Color, The Faber Birren
The Luscher Color Test Dr. Max Luscher
Theory of Colours Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe
Hearing
An Environment that Positively Impacts Young Children www.earlychildhood news.com
Do Schools Facilities Really Impact a Child’s Education http://sdpl.coe.uga.edu/articlesandpapers/lyons.html
Sense of Hearing: The Foundation to commicating language and learning www.urbanchildinstitute.org
The Five Senses www.sedl.org
Touch
A Kinesthetic Learner – How they Sense of Touch Can Literally Transform Learning Deborah Laurel
One Touchy Topic Iowa Academy of Science 2011
The Sense of Touch and How It Affects Development Crystal Leonard
The World at Your Fingertips Scientific American Mind – September/October 2010
Smell
Integrating the Sense of Smell and Virtual Reality for Second Language Learning Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz, Arthur Edwards, Raul Aquino-Santos, Omar Alvarez-Cardenas, Margarita G. Mayoral-Baldivia – University of Colima, Mexico
Our Smell Sense and How Scent Stimulation Affects Accelerated Learning www.acceleratedlearningmethods.com
The effects of peppermint on enhancing mental performance and cognitive functioning, pain threshold and tolerance, digestion and digestive processes, and athletic performance Bryan Raudenbush, PhD, Wheeling Jesuit University, Department of Psychology/Sense of Smell Institute
The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance:
A Call for Research
Lindsay Baker, Harvey Bernstein, McGraw Hill
Taste
Nutrition and Learning Family Nutrition Education Program
Nutrition Improves Learning and Memory in School Children/Unilever R&D www.medicalnewstoday.com
Role of Nutrition and Learning and Behavior The Food and Nutrition Information Center
Title Website / Contact / Resource
Site of the First Public School www.celebrateboston.com
A Brief History of Education Peter Gray, Research Professor at Boston College
Free to Learn
American Educational History: A Hypertext Timeline www.eds-resources.com
Evolving Classroom PBS.org
Historical Timeline of Public Education in the United States www.Colorlines.com
www.arc.org
History of Education Timeline: From 1600′s to Today Elizabeth Tinius
The History of Education Robert Guisepi
www.history-world.org
Title Website / Contact / Resource
33 Principles of Educational Design Dr. Jeffrey A. Lackney
www.schoolstudio.engr.wisc.edu/33principles.html
A Better Place to Learn Darren James
School Planning & Management
www.planning4education.com
Carpets in schools don’t compromise indoor air quality Susan S. Lang
Cornell News
Classroom Colors Mike Kennedy
American School & University
Classroom Design Principles that Improve Teaching & Learning www.classrooms.com/principles.html-design
Classroom Lighting Knowhow www.designlights.org/downloads/classroom_guide.pdf
Coatings Help School Make the Grade Durability & Design
Color Concerns: It Is Not Just Personal Preference School Construction News
www.schoolconstructionnews.com
Color Has a Powerful Effect on Behavior, Researchers Assert Lindsey Gruson
The New York Times
Color in an Optimum Learning Environment Dr. Willard R. Daggett, Jeffery E. Cobble, Steven J. Gertel
International Center for Leadership in Education
Color in Preschools + Elementary Schools: Part 1 Colour Studio Inc
Color Sense Heidi Johnson & Jennifer Maki
American School & University
Cool School Bathroom Ideas Erin Schreiner
Design on a Dime Pam Maynard & James Woolum
School Planning & Management
www.planning4education.com
Design Standards for Elementary, Middle/Junior High, and High School Counseling Facilities Carrie Ann Colvin Booher
Kenneth Tanner
www.sedl.org
Effect of Surface Reflectance on Lighing Efficiency and Interiors Rohini Singh, Rajan Rawal, Faculty of Design,
CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Sydney/2011
Environmental Factors Impact Children’s Ability to Learn Saul Wagner
Hertz Furniture
www.hertzfurniture.com
Floor Coverings www.carpet-health.org/pdf/GA_Dissertation02.pdf
Full Spectrum Lighting Benefits www.full-spectrum-lighting.com/durotest/BenefitsofVita-Lite.htm
Guidelines for Facilities, Equipment and Instructional Materials in Elementary School Physical Education National Association for Sport and Physical Education
www.naspeinfo.org
Ideal Learning Environment Beth Schapiro & Associates
www.carpet-health.org/pdf/TeacherSurvey.pdf
Learning Per Square Foot Amy Kiefer
KI Furnishing Knowledge
www.ki.com
Learning Spaces and Student Success William Dittoe
KI Furnishings Knowledge
www.ki.com
Learning, Lighting & Color Randall Fielding
www.designshare.com
Lighting Ergonomics – Survey & Solutions Canadian Center for Occupational Health & Safety
Lighting the Learning Environment Randall Fielding
www.designshare.com
Low Cost Tips for School Interiors Michael Fickes
School Planning & Management
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities www.edfacilities.org/rl/teachers_workplaces.cfm
Restroom and Locker Room Design Thomas C. Dolan
School Planning & Management
Sanitary, Safe and Green School Restrooms Mike Kennedy
American School & University
www.asumag.com
School Affects Learning Eva Marx & Daphney Northrop
www.school.family education.com
School Colors: Making the Grade in the Classroom Allen Zielnik
Durability & Design
School Music Room – Critical Design Considerations Parallax Associates
www.parralaxassociates.com
Selecting Your Style Peter Gisolfi
School Planning & Management
Smart Classrooms & Carpet www.kaleidoscopeconsulting.com
Some Aspects of an Ideal Classroom:Color, Carpet, Light & Furniture Edward Nuhfer
California State University of the Channel Islands
The Evolution of School Washrooms and Locker Rooms Phil Jagelski
www.bradleycorp.com
The Ideal Classroom: Kids Enabled Montie W. Stone
www.kidsenabled.org
The Impact of Color on Learning Kathie Engelbrecht
Perkins & Will
The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance:
A Call for Research
Lindsay Baker, Harvey Bernstein, McGraw Hill
The Influence of the Physical Environment on Student Behavior Elizabeth Jago and Ken Tanner
The University of Georgia
Trends in Education Jessica Chevalier
Floor Daily – www.floordaily.net
Trends in Interior & Furniture Design: Function & Selection:
Take Your Seats
Jennifer Crawford & Ellen Farber
School Planning & Management
www.planning4education.com
Unlock Learning Richard Clutter & Charles Tyler
School Planning & Management
www.planning4education.com
Wear, Tear, Function Scott Berman
School Planning & Management
www.planning4education
Title Website / Contact / Resource
Collaborative Learning in Higher Education Interior Sources/January-February 2011
Schools of the 21st Century Architectural Record/January 2013
Title Website / Contact / Resource
A Case of Daylight Robbery Psychology Today/March-April 1994
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture [ how environmental factors affect our brains]
Acoustical Society of America, called Acoustical Performance Criteria, design Requirements and Guidelines for Schools/ANSI-ASA 12.60 [A23]
American School and University Magazine
Architecture Is Fun
Brain Based Learning E. Jensen/Brain Store Publishing
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
CEFPI – Council of Educational Facility Planners International
Center for Green Schools at the USGBC– schools@usgbc.org / www.centerforgreenschools.org
Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for conferences, journal and other resources www.cefpi.org
DesignShare, for forums, articles and competitions www.designshare.com
EDUCAUSE
Edutopia
EPA Tools for Schools Program [for Indoor Air Quality] http://epa.gov/iaq/schools/
Green Education Foundation, for lesson plans and curricula for teachers http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/
Influence of fluorescent lights on hyperactivity and learning disabilities – Journal of Learning Disabilities John N. Ott
International Building Performance Simulation Association
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, for a wealth of information on school buildings www.ncef.org
National Research Council NRC
NRC/Mendell and Health 2005
Psychological Room Design and Color Dynamic Heinrich Frieling
Rae Pica/raepica@movingandlearning.com
School Planning & Management Magazine
Susan Mazer
The Effect of Color and Light on Selected Elementary School Students E. Grangaard
The Power of Color M. Walker