WIT Press


Chromatic Identification Of Townscape Image

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

1,281 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000361

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

N. Naoumova

Abstract

This work is devoted to problems of color in contemporary townscape. The methodology of analysis of urban polychrome including the research of the natural environment, the historical colors and the contemporary ones is developed. During this research the three principal aspects of polychrome, namely, palette, structure and dynamic of the colorscape, connected with different elements of urban and natural landscape, have been considered. The developed methodology has been applied to the investigation of color distribution, preferences and time color variations in the central historical part of Pelotas city (Brazil). Chromatic indicators which determined the city image and frequencies of chromatic combinations have been revealed to evaluate the sustainability of the urban colorscape. 1 Introduction Colors represent a meaningful c

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