A Color Notation

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G. H. Ellis Company, 1905 - Color - 89 pages
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Page 7 - I'll be hanged if I can describe this red — it's not Turkish and it's not Roman and it's not Indian, but it seems to partake of the two last and yet it can't be either of them because it ought to be able to go with vermilion.
Page 7 - I have particularly in mind is a sort of bed and sitting-room, pretty large, lit on three sides, and the colour in favour of its proprietor at present is a topazy yellow. But then with what colour to relieve it ? For a little work-room of my own at the back, I should rather like to see some patterns of unglossy — well, I'll be hanged if I can describe this red — it's not Turkish and it's not Roman and it's not Indian, but it seems to partake of the two last and yet it can't be either of them...
Page 8 - Music is equipped with a system by which it defines each sound in terms of its pitch, intensity, and duration, without dragging in loose allusions to the endlessly varying sounds of nature. So should color be supplied with an appropriate system...
Page 8 - The incongruous and bizarre nature of our present color names must appear to any thoughtful person. Baby blue, peacock blue, Nile green, apple green, lemon yellow, straw yellow, rose pink, heliotrope, royal purple, Magenta, Solferino, plum, and automobile are popular terms, conveying different ideas to different persons and utterly failing to define colors. The terms used for a single hue, such as pea green, sea green, olive green, grass green, sage green, evergreen, invisible green, are not to be...
Page 80 - Color : objectively, that quality of a thing or appearance which is perceived by the eye alone, independently of the form of the thing...
Page 7 - Where could be found a more delightful cry for some rational way to describe color? He wants "a topazy yellow" and a red that is not Turkish nor Roman nor Indian, but that "seems to partake of the two last, and yet it can't be either of them." As a cap to the climax, comes his demand for "patterns of this exact shade.
Page 65 - select one familiar color, and study what others will combine with it to please the eye," by the use of three typical paths: one vertical, with rapid change of value, another lateral, with rapid change of hue; and a third inward, through the neutral center, to seek out the opposite color field. All other paths are combined by two or three of these typical directions in the color solid.
Page 79 - The degree of departure of a color sensation from that of white or gray; the intensity of distinctive hue; color intensity.
Page 88 - ... early popular name for selenite, alluding to Its transparency. (Chester) Spectroscope. An Instrument used to produce* a spectrum of the light from any source by the passage of the rays through a prism or their reflection from a grating, and for the study of the spectrum so formed. (Century) Spectrum. The continuous band of light showing the successive prismatic colors or the insolated lines or bands of color. (Century) Specular. Mirror-like, as specular Iron ore, which is a hard variety of hematite....
Page 88 - Hue. Specifically and technically, distinctive quality of coloring in an object or on a surface; the respect in which red, yellow, green, blue, etc., differ one from another; that in which colors of equal luminosity and chroma may differ.

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