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electronic bulletin of the International Colour Association

June 2010

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The Executive Committee 2010-2013

The new AIC EC 2010-2013 welcomes you to contribute to the development of AIC.

If you would like to contact the AIC EC this list of our duties will be helpful for you all:

Berit Bergström, President, is responsible for the AIC E-news. berit.bergstrom@ncscolour.com

Javier Romero, Vice President, is the chair of the Judd Award Nomination 2011 and 2013 and coordinator of the 5 Study Groups. jromero@ugr.es

Nick Harkness, Secretary Treasurer, handles the bank account and finances, sends general correspondence and keeps AIC members and observer’s data and contacts updated. nick@nhpl.com.au

Verena M Schindler is responsible for the AIC Web site and is the Chair of the Study Group Environmental Colour Design. She is also the General Chair of the AIC Midterm Meeting 2011. vmschindler@yahoo.com

Lindsay McDonald is responsible for the AIC Yearly Newsletter and the Organization of the AIC Congress 2013. l.macdonald@lcc.arts.ac.uk

Shoji Tominaga has liaison with CIE Division 1. shoji@faculty.chiba-u.jp

Maria Musso has responsibility for the AIC Wiki (passwords, registrations, checking the Wiki regularly etc.) and will also assist Javier with the Study Groups and Verena with the design of the AIC Web. mlmcolor@arnet.com.ar

Please visit our homepage where you can find contacts to all Study Group Chair persons www.aic-color.org Berit Bergström, AIC president 2010-2013

Tom Porter: 1938-2010

One of the most colourful characters in the field of architecture, colour and graphics, Tom Porter died on the 3rd of April aged 72. Tom was a prolific writer with over 20 books on the subject over the past 35 years including, “How architects visualise, The Colour Eye, Graphic Techniques for architects and Archispeak”. I had the pleasure of writing our first book together with Tom “Colour for Architecture” in 1976 and 33 years later its sequel “Colour for Architecture Today” in 2009 published by Francis and Taylor a year before he died. We spent hours before 1976 at the White Hart, Old Headington, Oxford discussing the various contributions of famous architects, psychologists and colourists. Later on, over the last 3 years in Abingdon Arms at Beckley, considering critically how much colour for architecture changed over the year period; a truly enjoyable and fruitful collaboration.

Tom Porter, however, will not only be remembered for his voluminous outpouring of books, articles and lectures but for his infectious enthusiasm and inspiration to students at the Oxford School of Architecture over the years.

Tom had an enquiring mind and vision of what good architecture, art and writing is and he communicated his ideas with the greatest of ease. Jack Pringle, former President of the RIBA wrote recently that Tom will be remembered above all for “his magical easy manner that entranced students, architects, artists and many others…” Tom also helped to set up the successful Interior Architecture course at Oxford Brookes University. He travelled extensively particularly to his beloved Florida, Montana and Lucca with his wife Dr Andree Porter and architect daughter Holly.

We will all miss Tom’s humanity, humour and colourful personality.

Byron Mikellides

AIC e-news, June 2010


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