Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles (3rd by Rolf G. Kuehni

By Rolf G. Kuehni

The one-stop connection with the necessities of colour technology and technology—now totally up-to-date and revised

The totally up to date 3rd version of colour: An creation to perform and ideas keeps to supply a very accomplished, non-mathematical advent to paint technological know-how, whole with historic, philosophical, and art-related topics.

Geared to non-specialists and specialists alike, colour truly explains key technical options bearing on mild, human imaginative and prescient, and colour conception phenomena. It covers colour order structures extensive, examines colour replica applied sciences, and experiences the background of colour technological know-how in addition to its courting to paintings and colour concord. Revised all through to mirror the newest advancements within the box, the 3rd Edition:

- gains many new colour illustrations, now absolutely included into the text
- deals new views on what colour is all approximately, diverging from traditional thinking
- contains new info on notion phenomena, colour order, and technological advances
- Updates fabric on such issues because the CIE colorimetric method and optimum item colors
- Extends insurance of colour replica to demonstrate platforms, images, and colour management
- features a exact timetable of colour in technology and artwork, plus a word list of vital phrases

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Gazzaniga, MS. Who’s in Charge? New York: Ecco Press, 2011. Jacobs, JH. Evolution of colour vision in mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 2009;364;2957–2967. Kuehni, RG. On the relationship between wavelength and perceived hue. Color Research and Application 2011 (published online on September 15, 2011). MacAdam, DL. Note on the number of distinct chromaticities. Journal of the Optical Society of America 1947;37;308–309. Mauseth, JD.

The symbol of a deer on a road sign is quite concrete in that it advises us that animals of that kind may be in the vicinity. In case of colors, there are, so far, no clear-cut phenomenological relationships between colors and, say, reflectance properties of materials: there is no necessary connection we know of between the vibratory state of glowing sodium atoms and the resulting reddish-yellow color we experience, there is no necessary connection between the physics and chemistry of the surface of an apple and its apparent red color.

5. 5 to more than 10 nm (Kuehni 2011). The question arises what the supposed objective basis is for these effects (and others) and in what situations we experience the “true” color of an object. The effects appear to point to a process where a given spectral power distribution arriving at the eye is interpreted by a given individual brain/mind based on the context of spectral power distributions it is placed in and the interpretation of the scene the specific brain/mind arrives at. Such interpretations may be subjectively influenced by previous vision experiences, as for example proposed by Purves and Lotto (2011).

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