Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles / Edition 3

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Overview

This book provides a relatively simple but technically correct introduction to the principles and concepts of color: the nature of light, color perception, and the measurement of color. It bridges the gap between technically and non-technically oriented aspects of the subject using a comprehensive, yet non-mathematical, approach.
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An introduction to fundamentals of color without mathematics and jargon, for color technologists, artists, designers, and students. Explains technical concepts concerning light, vision, and color perception, details color reproduction technologies, reviews the development of color theory in art, and covers color order systems and color measurement. Includes some color illustrations, b&w diagrams and graphs, a glossary, and a timetable of color in art. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"For readers wishing to expand their general understanding and appreciation of color and its perception, this is a fine book." (Journal of Pyrotechnics, Summer 2005)

"A good addition to any library, this should be useful for the color interests of artists, designers, craftsmen, philosophers, psychologists, color technologies, and students in related fields." (CHOICE, April 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118173848
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,432,124
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Color and Its Sources 1
2 What Is Color? 18
3 From Light to Color 27
4 Color Perception Phenomena 40
5 Orderly Arrangements of Colors 50
6 Putting Numbers on Colors 72
7 Orderly Arrangements of Colors, Revisited 95
8 Colorants and Their Mixture 109
9 Color Reproduction 120
10 The Web of Color 127
11 Color (Theory) in Art 137
12 Harmony of Colors 144
Timetable of Color in Science and Art 150
App Evolution of the Color Vision System 154
Glossary 160
Notes 171
Index 181
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