Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 288 pages
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Provides a solid foundation to the fundamentals of color science, this new edition contains thorough explanations of key technical concepts concerning light, human vision, and color perception phenomena, provides broad coverage of color order systems, examines color reproduction technologies and techniques, and offers a historical review of the development of color theory and art.
* Provides a concise, non-mathematical introduction to color science and technology, in an easy-to-read, conversational style
* Thoroughly revised from the first edition
* Includes a glossary of important terms
 

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Contents

1 Sources of Color
1
2 What Is Color and How did we Come to Experience It?
17
3 From Light to Color
26
4 Color Perception Phenomena
37
5 Orderly Arrangements of Color
53
6 Defining the Color Stimulus
78
7 Calculating Color
93
8 Colorants and Their Mixture
106
10 The Web of Color
130
11 Color Theory in Art
148
12 Harmony of Colors
161
Timetable of Color in Science and Art
168
Notes
171
Glossary
183
Credits
193
Index
195

9 Color Reproduction
119

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About the author (2004)

ROLF G. KUEHNI is an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University. Well known in the color science community, he is the author of Color Space and Its Divisions: Color Order from Antiquity to the Present, also from Wiley. Kuehni has received the InterSociety Color Council’s prestigious Godlove Award. In addition, he served as editor for the journal Color Research and Applications.

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