First editions of COLOUR - the definitive guide
First Folio: As with The Eye's Mind - the artist and the draftsman we are offering a First Folio hand bound edition of 100 numbered and signed books. They have a leather spine, gold leaf and an original limited edition print by Merv Moriarty. They include the HTP COLOUR Guide. Priced at $450.00 including delivery costs.
Standard Edition: The second format that we are offering of Colour - the definitive guide, has a silk screened canvas cover, is hand bound and signed, and also comes with the HTP COLOUR Guide. Priced at $330.00 including delivery costs.
Studio Edition: We are now offering a third format of Colour - the definitive guide, which is the Studio Edition. Wire bound at the back, also includes the HTP COLOUR Guide. Priced at a very affordable $197.00 plus delivery costs.
Delivery of the Standard and Studio Editions is anticipated to be about 2 weeks. Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of the First Folio Edition.
Colour - the definitive guide was launched at the National Library of Australia by Andrew Sayer AO Director Museum of Australia on the 6th of September, 2012.
"So Merv’s subject is principally relationships. And it’s here that the book really sings – intervals, linkages, harmonies, complementarity, simultaneous contrast – this last he calls ‘the light maker’. If you read anything by Matisse – and Matisse is always rewarding to read on art – he talks everywhere about the capacity of paintings and drawings to generate light. I’m sure he would have seen eye to eye with Merv on many things.
So - whether you use Colour; the definitive guide as a tool to understand your craft, to hone your perception, to understand why certain relationships work (and others don’t) or for its unique and personal insights into the deeper philosophical dimensions of the subject – you will be rewarded.
"Sensitivity to colour is immensely satisfying – it's one of the things that enriches our lives in the world. But I think most of us are unsure about, or insecure about our responses.
"Artists share this sense; it is only after a day of painting – trying to see and match tones and hues - that the artist starts to see the immense colour possibilities all around.
"Colour - the definitive guide is a labour of love. It is a beautiful production and you can see and feel in it all the care that has been taken to get it right."
Extract from speech by Andrew Sayer AO Director Museum of Australia, September 2012 Book Launch at National Library of Australia.
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The Eye's Mind - the artist and the draftsman was launched at the National Library of Australia by His Excellency Michael Bryce AM AE on the 22nd of June, 2010.
“I can’t help thinking that Leonardo would have liked this book - it leaves us in no doubt that he (Merv) is the master of his craft .....The narrative is about perception of proportion and space and the “mind’s eye” ability to evaluate such things - and it is about philosophy and the architecture of nature... outstanding scholarship on this new work ...”
His Excellency Michael Bryce AM AE
“Over the years I have been surprised at just how many artists whom I have met who at one time or another have been exposed to and inspired by Moriarty’s teachings..... This is a sincere, committed and well written book by a passionate teacher whose inspiration has touched many..... A valuable and alternative voice in the Australian art education scene.”
Sasha Grishin art critic and author
“Today Moriarty is recognized as an innovator in art education, having changed the way art is taught in Queensland. Around the country, ex students are achieving recognition, not just as artists but also in all areas of creative endeavour.
Prue Acton O.B.E. Dr. of Arts honoris causa RMIT University