By Roy R. Behrens (2002). 9 x 6 in. 224 pp. Illustrated (b&w). Bibliography. Softbound. ISBN 0-97132-440-9. List price $22.95. 

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Art, Design and
Modern Camouflage
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Harper’s Magazine—
“[This book’s goodness] lies in its freshness, its range of information, and its sound technical theories about how we see.” Widely praised, authoritative study of the military and civilian use of artists, designers and architects as camouflage experts during World Wars I and II.

Illustrated by more than one hundred photographs and drawings, it explains how strategies used to conceal animals in nature, and military equipment and personnel in wartime, rely on the very same “unit-forming factors” that artists, architects and designers use in the development of typefaces, logos, page layouts, websites, paintings, architectural structures, furniture and so on. Click below to purchase online Kevin Kelly— 
“An exhilarating kaleidoscope of artists fooling around, making visual puns, tricking society, and conjuring up novel solutions.” Modernism/Modernity—
“…highly original, well-researched, and fascinating…” Graphic Impressions—
“[It is the author’s] romp through history and ideas [that] makes this book both refreshing and provocative.” Arts & Antiques—
“False Colors provides a brilliant overview of the subject.” camouflage blog poetry
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“[This is] the best introductory book on camouflage…it is perfect for beginners and a finishing school for veteran camoufleurs.” Ann Elias—
“The entwined histories of art, nature, science and war in relation to camouflage remained underexplored until the work of Roy R. Behrens.” Nicholas Rankin (A Genius for Deception)—
“[False Colors is] wonderful.” Click here for radio podcast on dazzle camouflage shipping