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The Measurement of Appearance, 2nd Edition

The Measurement of Appearance, 2nd Edition

Richard S. Hunter, Richard W. Harold

ISBN: 978-0-471-83006-1

Sep 1987

432 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$323.00

Description

This second edition of a unique text/reference identifies the appearance attributes of objects and the methods available for measuring them, bringing together much material not previously organized for ready reference. The primary premise here is that ``object appearance'' involves not only color, but such attributes as gloss, luster, and translucency. The first part of the book, concerned with nature of appearance, draws from the fields of physiology and psychology and considers the eye-brain combination and the way it receives and interprets light signals. This is followed by a consideration of the optical properties of objects from the physical standpoint. The second part of the book deals with the numerical scales used to measure object appearance. The discussion here draws on psychophysics in describing the uses of physical techniques to give numbers having psychological significance. The third part of the book covers instruments for the measurement of the attributes of object appearance, their principles of design, and a survey of the major ones in use. The final chapter discusses specific applications of appearance measurement. Includes appendixes and a glossary.
APPEARANCE ATTRIBUTES AND THEIR BASES IN PHYSICS, PSYCHOLOGY, AND PHYSIOLOGY.

Attributes of the Appearance of Objects.

Light Sources and Illumination.

Interaction of Objects with Light.

The Human Observer and Visual Evaluation of Object Appearance.

Psychophysical Scales for Appearance Measurement.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR APPEARANCE ATTRIBUTES.

Scales for Gloss and Other Geometric Attributes.

The CIE Standard Observers.

Uniform Color Scales.

Scales for the Measurement of Color Difference.

Special Scales for White Colors.

Other Scales for Color Identification.

INSTRUMENTS FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF APPEARANCE.

Instrument Classification and Components.

Instrument for the Geometric Attributes of Object Appearance.

Instruments for the Chromatic Attributes of Object Appearance.

Standards, Standardization and Measurement Techniques.

Specimen Selection, Preparation, and Presentation.

Applications of Appearance Measurements.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Index.