Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles
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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1 Sources of Color
2 What Is Color and How did we Come to Experience It?
3 From Light to Color
4 Color Perception Phenomena
5 Orderly Arrangements of Color
6 Defining the Color Stimulus
7 Calculating Color
8 Colorants and Their Mixture
9 Color Reproduction
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