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Book Illustration, Karl Gerstner: Color Sound 15, Color pattern, 1973

This is a Book Illustration. It was published by Galerie Denise René. It is dated 1973. Its medium is paper. It is a part of the Smithsonian Libraries department.

Swiss graphic artist Karl Gerstner has authored many books that illustrate his theories of typography, visual literacy and color. Karl Gerstner: Color Sound 15, the catalog for a 1973 exhibition at the Galerie Denise René in New York, includes a set of 12 vibrantly colored panels layered over a series of “T” shaped cut outs. The brilliance, placement, and blurred imagery of pigments of each plate gives the work a psychedelic quality. In this exhibition catalog, Gerstner explores relationships between sound and color, as well as the psychological aspects of color.

It is credited Collection of Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 26 × 21 cm (10 1/4 × 8 1/4 in.)

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