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Design Media Arts: Color and Color Theory

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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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:


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