Color Space and Its Divisions: Color Order from Antiquity to the Present
Kuehni devotes much of his study to geometric, three-dimensional arrangements of color experiences, a type of system developed only in the mid-nineteenth century. Color spaces are of particular interest for color quality-control purposes in the manufacturing and graphics industries. The author analyzes three major color order systems in detail: Munsell, OSA-UCS, and NCS. He presents historical and current information on color space developments in color vision, psychology, psychophysics, and color technology. Chapter topics include:
A historical account of color order systems
Fundamentals of psychophysics and the relationship between stimuli and experience
Results of perceptual scaling of colors according to attributes
History of the development of mathematical color space and difference formulas
Analysis of the agreements and discrepancies in psychophysical data describing color differences
An experimental plan for the reliable, replicated perceptual data necessary to make progress in the field
Experts in academia and industry, neuroscientists, designers, art historians, and anyone interested in the nature of color will find Color Space and Its Divisions to be the authoritative reference in its field.
Chapter 1. The Concept of Color Space and Color Solid.
Chapter 2. Historical Development of Color Order Systems.
Chapter 3. Psychophysics.
Chapter 4. Color Attributes and Perceptual Attribute Scaling.
Chapter 5. Psychophysical Scaling of Color Attributes: Stimulus and Perception.
Chapter 6. Historical Development of Color Space and Color Difference Formulas.
Chapter 7. Major Color Order Systems and Their Psychophysical Structure.
Chapter 8. From Color-Matching Error to Large Color Differences.
Chapter 9. Conclusions and Outlook.
"When participants in color research and application have read this new book, I am confident that they with stand with me as I rise to salute Rolf Kuehni for this contribution." (Color Research and Application, April 2004)
"...an inclusive mosaic of the history of color-order systems...dip into it as a sightseer, historian, or philosopher. Read it as a color scientist who wants to know who did what first." (Physics Today, December 2003)
"...perhaps the first extended historical account of the significant steps in the development of thinking about color order in Western culture...useful not only to experts...highly recommended." (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 1, September 2003)
"...a comprehensive reference book..." (Color Technology, 2003)
"...Useful for experts in academia and industry..." (World Surface Coatings Abstracts, January 2004)
"...provides both a fascinating historical account of color order systems...and a trenchant discussion of the problems of color measurement...of interest for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the nature of color..." (JCT Coatings Tech, March 2004)