Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles / Edition 2

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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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“There is a tremendous appearance change to the third edition, color has spread throughout the 12 chapters of the new edition of Rolf Kuehni’s Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles , rather than being relegated to a four-sheet insert as it was in the 2nd edition. . . All in all, if you have a choice, do not settle for an earlier edition, get the new one.”  (Color Research and Application, 21 May 2013)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471660064
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/8/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

ROLF G. KUEHNI is an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Color Space and Its Divisions: Color Order from Antiquity to the Present (Wiley). The recipient of several prestigious awards, Kuehni also served as editor for the journal Color Research and Application.

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Table of Contents

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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