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Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, 2nd Edition

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, 2nd Edition

Rolf G. Kuehni

ISBN: 978-0-471-68743-6

Dec 2004

288 pages

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Description

Provides a solid foundation to the fundamentals of color science, this new edition contains thorough explanations of key technical concepts concerning light, human vision, and color perception phenomena, provides broad coverage of color order systems, examines color reproduction technologies and techniques, and offers a historical review of the development of color theory and art.
* Provides a concise, non-mathematical introduction to color science and technology, in an easy-to-read, conversational style
* Thoroughly revised from the first edition
* Includes a glossary of important terms
Preface.

1. Sources of Color.

2. What is Color and how did we come to Experience It?

3. From Light to Color.

4. Color Perception Phenomena.

5. Orderly Arrangements of Color.

6. Defining the Color Stimulus.

7. Calculating Color.

8. Colorants and Their Mixture.

9. Color Reproduction.

10. The Web of Color.

11. Color (Theory) in Art.

12. Harmony of Colors.

Timetable of Color in Science and Art.

Notes.

Glossary.

Credits.

Index.

"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)