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AIC Colour Award in Art, Design and the Environment, CADE

2017 Prof. Dr. Antal Nemcsics [1927-] (Hungary)

CADE Award

Antal Nemcsics, Budapest, 2012

Antal Nemcsics, in front of one of his paintings, Budapest, 2012.
Photo: Verena M. Schindler

Congratulations to SG ECD Member Antal Nemcsics!


Ganz herzlichen Glückwunsch an Antal Nemcsics!

Nos vives et chaleureuses félicitations ŕ Antal Nemcsics !

ˇ Felicitamos muy cordialmente a Antal Nemcsics !

The AIC CADE Award honours the work of Antal Nemcsics, artist, researcher, colour scientist and professor with a PhD in architectural sciences and a D.Sc. in colour sciences. He was Chair of the Hungarian National Colour Committee during the period 1969–2015. He obtained the International Giorgione Award (Venice) and the International Award for Colour in Environmental Design (Stuttgart). He is author of the Coloroid System, conceived on harmony thresholds. His book Colour Dynamics. Environmental Colour Design, Ellis Horwood, New York, 1993, is used as a textbook in universities worldwide. He has more than 100 colour design realizations for buildings and interior spaces, including the colour design for the Ferenc Lizst Airport, the Metropolitan Railway, and the Castle District in Budapest.

A crucial event securing the significance of the topic of colour in the built environment was the AIC Colour Dynamics 1976 Interim Meeting held June 8–11, 1976, in Budapest. This meeting was organised by the Hungarian National Colour Committee and the chairman of this group since 1969, Professor Antal Nemcsics, was a member of the organising as well as scientific committees of this important event.

Antal Nemcsics’ initiative in 1981 to create a study group on colour dynamics within the International Colour Association (AIC) attracted much interest. The study group was consolidated under the name Environmental Colour Design (ECD) at the AIC Colour Dynamics 1982 conference held June 8–10, 1982, in Budapest.

During the period 1990–1993, Professor Antal Nemcsics served the AIC as a member of the Executive Committee. Among the many activities of the Hungarian National Colour Committee an important international event was the organisation of the Seventh Congress of the International Colour Association, June 13–18, 1993, in Budapest.

Some years later the International Conference on Colour Harmony was held in Budapest on April 24–26, 2007. I had the great pleasure of attending the conference and also visiting Professor Antal Nemcsics in his studio.

The fifth International Conference of Colour Specialists held in Hungary was the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Colour and Pattern Harmony, June 11–13, 2012, at Óbuda University in Budapest.

selected bibliography

books

  • Nemcsics, A. (1985), Coloroid Colour Atlas. Budapest: Innofinance.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1993), Axial and Coaxial Orders. Budapest: Vasarely Museum.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1993), Colour and Architecture. Budapest: Budapest Gallery.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1993), Farbenlehre und Farbendynamik. Theorie der farbigen Umweltplanung. (German Edition) Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó. [English Edition: Colour Dynamics: Environmental Colour Design. New York, NY: Ellis Horwood.]
  • Nemcsics, A. (1996), Színország törvényei [The Laws of Colourland]. Budapest: Vigadó Gallery.
  • Nemcsics, A. (2000), Coloroid Colour Atlas, Budapest.
  • Nemcsics, A. (2001), Színország törvényei 2. Különbözö történelmi korok építészeti stílusainak színhasználata [The Laws of Colourland 2. The Use of Colour in Architectural Styles of Different Historical Epochs], Budapest.
  • Nemcsics, A. (2002), Színország törvényei 3. Színek és muráliák a különbözö funkciójú terekben [The Laws of Colourland 3. Colours and Murals. Different Functional Spaces], Budapest.
  • Nemcsics, A. (2003), The Laws of Colourland 4. Colour Harmony and the Visual Message, Budapest.
  • Nemcsics, A. (2007), Utazásaim színországban [Travels to Colourland], Veszprém-Budapest: Magyar Képek Kft.

articles

  • Nemcsics, A. (1980), The coloroid color system. Color Res. Appl., 5: 113–120. doi:10.1002/col.5080050214
  • Nemcsics, A. (1983), Budapest: the Coloroid System. The colour scheme of the Buda Castle District. The Colour of the City, edited by Ed Taverne and Cor Wagenaar, Laren: V+K Publishing, 56–67.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1987), Color space of the coloroid color system. Color Res. Appl., 12: 135–146. doi:10.1002/col.5080120307
  • Nemcsics, A. (1990), Colour System ‘Coloroid’. Proceedings of Colour for Towns, International Seminar, Moscow, May 22–25: 240–251.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1994), Spacing in the Munsell Color System Relative to the Coloroid Color Systems. Color Research & Application, 19: 122–125. doi:10.1111/j.1520-6378.1994.tb00071.x
  • Nemcsics, A. (2007), Experimental determination of laws of color harmony. Part 1: Harmony content of different scales with similar hue. Color Res. Appl., 32: 477–488. doi:10.1002/col.20357
  • Nemcsics, A. (2008), Experimental determination of laws of color harmony. Part 2: Harmony content of different monochrome color pairs. Color Res. Appl., 33: 262–270. doi:10.1002/col.20416
  • Nemcsics, A. (2009), Experimental determination of laws of color harmony. Part 3: Harmony content of different hue pairs. Color Res. Appl., 34: 33–44. doi:10.1002/col.20457
  • Nemcsics, A. (2009), Experimental determination of the laws of color harmony. Part 4: Color preference and the color harmony content. Color Res. Appl., 34: 210–224. doi:10.1002/col.20489
  • Nemcsics, A. (2011), Experimental determination of laws of color harmony. Part 5: The harmony content of the various hue triads. Color Res. Appl., 36: 127–139. doi:10.1002/col.20590
  • Nemcsics, A. (2012), Experimental determination of laws of color harmony. Part 6: Numerical index system of color harmony. Color Res. Appl., 37: 343–358. doi:10.1002/col.20700
  • Nemcsics, A. and Takács, J. (2013), Experimental determination of laws of color harmony. Part 7: Experiments carried out with eyes adapted to light and dark. Color Res. Appl., 38: 448–455.
  • Nemcsics, A. and Takács, J. (2014), Experimental determination of laws of color harmony. Part 8: Harmony content versus relative surface coverage. Color Res. Appl., 39: 387–398. doi:10.1002/col.21797
  • Nemcsics A, Takács J. Color characteristic of Castle District built on the hill. Color Res Appl. 2017;42:836–848. https://doi.org/10.1002/col.22139

conference papers

  • Nemcsics, A. (1965), Bestimmung von Farbpräferenz-Indexwerten für farbige Raumgestaltung. Proceedings of the International Colour Meeting, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 1–4, 1965, Vol. 2: 957–964.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1969), Préférence de couleurs chez l’homme dans les différentes époques historiques et aujourd’hui. Book of Abstracts Color, 69, First Congress of the AIC, Stockholm, Sweden, June 9–13, 1969, Stockholm, 12:3.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1969), Valeurs d’indice de la préférence de couleurs et formation de locaux colorés. Book of Abstracts, Color 69, First Congress of the AIC, Stockholm, Sweden, June 9–13, 1969, Stockholm, 12:4.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1973), Colour System for Colour Spaces. Proceedings of Colour 73, Second Congress of the AIC, University of York, England, July 2–6, 1973. London: Adam Hilger, 522-526.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1976), The Theoretical and Experimental Exploration of the Relationship between Man, Colour and the Environment. Proceedings of Colour Dynamics, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Budapest, Hungary, June 8–11, 1976: 12-30.
  • Fehér, Mihály, Antal Nemcsics and Árpád Alföldy (1976), The Influence of Coloured Environment on Various Physiological and Pathophysiological Parameters. Proceedings of Colour Dynamics, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Budapest, Hungary, June 8–11, 1976: 236–240.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1976), The Szinoid Colorimeter: An Instrument for Measurement and Finding Harmony for Colour Dynamical Purposes. Proceedings of Colour Dynamics, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Budapest, Hungary, June 8–11, 1976: 392–396.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1976), The Course on Colour Dynamics at the Faculty for Architecture of the Technical University of Budapest. Proceedings of Colour Dynamics, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Budapest, Hungary, June 8–11, 1976: 454–460.
  • Holvay, Endre, Antal Nemcsics and Mihály Fehér (1976), The Task of Colour Dynamics in Hygienic Institutions. Proceedings of Colour Dynamics, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Budapest, Hungary, June 8–11, 1976: 513–515.
  • Alföldy, Árpád, Mihály Fehér and Antal Nemcsics (1976), The Role of the Coloured Environment in Diagnostics and Therapy. Proceedings of Colour Dynamics, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Budapest, Hungary, June 8–11, 1976: 522–526.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1977), Indexes for Describing the Perception of Modification of Space Linked to the Coordinates of the Coloroid Colour System. Proceedings of Color 77, Third Congress of the AIC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, July 10–15, 1977. Bristol: Adam Hilger: 406–410.
  • Nemcsics, Antal, Elek Béres and Rudolf Postási (1977), Marking of Colours in the Coloroid Colour System. Proceedings of Color 77, Third Congress of the AIC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, July 10-15, 1977. Bristol: Adam Hilger: 523.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1981), Colour in Architecture and Industrial Design. The Coloroid Colour System. Proceedings of AIC Color 81, Fourth Congress of the AIC, Berlin, Germany, September 21–25, 1981: 62–83.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1981), Farbenharmonie – Versuche. Proceedings of AIC Color 81, Fourth Congress of the AIC, Berlin, Germany, September 21–25, 1981: 267–272.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1982), Colour Harmony in Architectural Space. Proceedings of Colour Dynamics, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Budapest, Hungary, June 8–10, 1982: 23–33.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1983), Various Concepts of the Sensibly Even Colour Space. Proceedings of Forsius Symposium Colour Order Systems, Midterm Meeting of the AIC, Kungälv, Sweden, August 25–28, 1983: 19:1–5.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1984), Colour Harmonies. Proceedings of Colour Education, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Salamanca, Spain, June 18–20, 1984: 67–69.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1984), Coding of Colours. Proceedings of Colour Education, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Salamanca, Spain, June 18–20, 1984: 70–72.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1984), Colour Education in Hungary. Proceedings of Colour Education, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Salamanca, Spain, June 18–20, 1984.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1985), Questions théoriques et pratiques du systčme de couleurs Coloroid. Proceedings of Mondial Couleur 85, Fifth Congress of the AIC, Monte Carlo, Monaco, June 16–22, 1985, Paper 8 (6 pages).
  • Nemcsics, A. (1988), The Coloroid Colour System and Atlas. Proceedings of Colour in Environmental Colour Design, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Winterthur Polytechnic, Winterthur, Switzerland, August 7–11, 1988, Paper 15 (5 pages).
  • Nemcsics, A. (1989), Comparison Between Coloroid, Munsell, DIN, NCS Colour Spaces> Proceedings of AIC Color 89, Sixth Congress of the AIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 12–17, 1989, Vol. 2: 103–106.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1991), Coloroid Colour Harmonies at the Budapest Underground Railways. Proceedings of Colour & Light 91, Midterm Meeting of the AIC, Sydney, Australia, June 25–28, 1991: 127–129.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1991), Colourland’s Law. Proceedings of Colour & Light 91, Midterm Meeting of the AIC, Sydney, Australia, June 25–28, 1991: 127–129.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1992), Colour Space Relying on Harmony Treshold Measurements. Proceedings of Computer Color Formulation, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Princeton, N.J., USA, June 21–24, 1992.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1992), Colour Space Relying on Harmony Treshold Measurements. Proceedings of Computer Color Formulation, Interim Meeting of the AIC, Princeton, N.J., USA, June 21–24, 1992.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1993), Colour and Order. Proceedings of the Seventh Congress of the AIC, Budapest, Hungary, June 13–18, 1993, paper 14:1–12.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1997), Colourland’s Law. Proceedings of AIC Color 97, Eighth Congress of the AIC, Kyoto, Japan, May 25–30, 1997: 703–706.
  • Nemcsics, A. (1997), Colour Dynamics as a New Science. Proceedings of AIC Color 97, Eighth Congress of the AIC, Kyoto, Japan, May 25–30, 1997: 707–710.
  • Nemcsics, A. (2001), Recent Experiments Investigating the Harmony Interval Based Colour Space of the Coloroid Colour System. Proceedings of AIC Color 01, Ninth Congress of the AIC, Rochester, USA, June 24–29, 2001, SPIE Vol. 4421: 865–868.
  • Nemcsics, A. (2005), Experimental Revealing of Harmony Correlations Definable within the Colour Space of Coloroid Colour System. Proceedings of AIC Color 05, Tenth Congress of the AIC, Granada, Spain, May 8–13, 2005, Vol. 2.: 1391–1394.
  • Neumann L., Antal Nemcsics and A. Neumann (2005), Quantitative Dichromatic Color Harmony Rules Based on Coloroid System. Proceedings of AIC Color 05, Tenth Congress of the AIC, Granada, Spain, May 8–13, 2005, Vol. 2.: 1573–1576.

articles on Antal Nemcsics

  • Billmeyer, F. W. (1987), Survey of color order systems. Color Res. Appl., 12: 173–186. doi: 10.1002/col.5080120405
  • Smith, N. S., Whitfield, T. W. A. and Wiltshire, T. J. (1990), Comparison of the munsell, NCS, DIN, and coloroid colour order systems using the OSA-UCS model. Color Res. Appl., 15: 327–337. doi:10.1002/col.5080150607
  • Billmeyer, F. W. (1994), Colour Dynamics: Environmental Colour Design, by Antal Nemcsics, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary, 1993. Translated from the Hungarian by Mrs. G. Nagy. 360 pp. + 96 color illustrations, $101.95. Color Res. Appl., 19: 310–311. doi:10.1002/col.5080190411
  • Burchett, K. (2005), Colour Harmony and the Visual Message. Color Res. Appl., 30: 243. doi: 10.1002/col.20111
  • Caivano, J. L. (2006), Research on color in architecture and environmental design: Brief history, current developments, and possible future. Color Res. Appl., 31: 350–363. doi:10.1002/col.20224
  • Hirschler, R. (2008), Book review. [My Travels in the Realm of Colors, in Hungarian, by Antal Nemcsics.] Color Res. Appl., 33: 254–256. doi:10.1002/col.20412

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