New York: Reinhold, 1956. Second printing (1st pub. 1955). Hardcover. 200p, many photos (6 in color), line ills., and 2 pages of mounted chips of "functional colors" for factories, offices, schools, and hospitals, and "decorative colors" for stores, hotels, restaurants, and homes. Jacket soiled, foxed, torn (edge tears not shown in photo). Chips have offset onto the neighboring pages. Very good (outer pages foxed) / fair. Item #30939
Influential mid-century guide to all aspects of color and how to use it in residential and commercial design for maximum effect (functional, psychological, etc.). Birren was the most noted color theorist of the day; his vast library of books on color is now at Yale.