Print, Farbenkugel in 7 Lichtstufen und 12 Tönen (Color Sphere in 7 Light Values and 12 Tones)
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.
Professor Johannes Itten created a color sphere, represented by this 12-pointed star, as a tool for students at the Bauhaus. Itten failed to incorporate more recent discoveries made by Albert Munsell regarding the relationship between value and saturation, which resulted in less symmetrical models.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, N7430 .U86 1921X.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 47 × 32.5 cm (18 1/2 × 12 13/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.