Time to Read: Very fast. Most of the book is large images of students and their work. There is only about 25 full pages of writing. Quality: Good/Moderate General Review: I consider this a better library reference than a book I'd like to keep in my personal collection. The book has some good information and some good examples. However, it is written in a style that reminisces about his time teaching which makes it a little less enjoyable to read, unless of course you are into that. At times the writing gives the clear impression that he believes the reader can easily understand everything he has written when it is presented in a manner that is quite vague. My complaint is that he requires the reader to make too many inferences. He writes as though he believes the images clarify the writing, when they do not always do so.
The best thing about the book are the broad topics covered such as opposing forces (pictured above), and chiaroscuro. Itten explores gradients, contrasts, and value patterns and privileges the abstract application of these concepts over the more traditional concerns of reflected light and the depiction of space.