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Design Media Arts 21: Color

This Library Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information about color, color theory, color systems, and using color in design.

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Interaction of Color App for iPad

The UCLA Arts Library has acquired several copies of the award-winning Interaction of Color App for iPad, for use by UCLA students and researchers. iPads pre-loaded with the app are available for check-out by borrowers with UCLA Bruin ID cards from the Arts Library Circulation Desk when the library is open.

A demo 'trailer' is available for viewing, to whet your appetites!

Color and Color Theory

Search the UCLA Library Catalog under the following Subject Headings to locate sources related to color theory, color systems, and using color in design:

Color computer graphics
Color decoration and ornament
Color in advertising
Color in art
Color in design
Color -- study and teaching
Color perception
Color printing
Color -- psychological aspects
Color -- terminology

Each section of the stacks (Stacks, Oversize, Reference, Current Periodicals, etc.) can be browsed by call number, as can the library catalog. The Arts Library has a closed stacks area called "The Cage" where delicate, fragile, and rare materials are shelved; you will discover these materials when searching or browsing the library catalog. Try browsing these call numbers:


These resources are also recommended: