By Rolf G. Kuehni

The one-stop connection with the necessities of colour technological know-how and technology—now absolutely up to date and revised

The absolutely up-to-date 3rd version of colour: An advent to perform and ideas maintains to supply a very accomplished, non-mathematical creation to paint technological know-how, whole with historic, philosophical, and art-related topics.

Geared to non-specialists and specialists alike, colour basically explains key technical ideas referring to mild, human imaginative and prescient, and colour notion phenomena. It covers colour order structures intensive, examines colour copy applied sciences, and experiences the heritage of colour technology in addition to its courting to paintings and colour concord. Revised all through to mirror the newest advancements within the box, the 3rd Edition:

- gains many new colour illustrations, now absolutely integrated into the text
- deals new views on what colour is all approximately, diverging from traditional thinking
- contains new details on belief phenomena, colour order, and technological advances
- Updates fabric on such issues because the CIE colorimetric method and optimum item colors
- Extends assurance of colour replica to reveal structures, images, and colour management
- includes a distinctive timetable of colour in technology and artwork, plus a word list of significant phrases

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The list of sources of color stimuli described so far is not exhaustive and the reader is encouraged to explore further (Nassau 2003). In all cases (except the optical/geometric ones), the outer electrons in atoms and molecules and their movement on the energy ladder are responsible for the creation of photons that act as color stimuli. There is a significant level of scientific knowledge of the various kinds of color stimuli. But it is knowledge at an intermediate rather than truly fundamental level because it is limited by issues and difficulties in quantum theory.

Szokalski (1811–1891), who presented his Essai sur les sensations des couleurs (Essay on the Sensations of Colors) in 1838 to the Académie des sciences in Paris, also published in Paris as a book in 1840 and in German in 1842. Among WHAT IS COLOR AND HOW DID WE COME TO EXPERIENCE IT? 25 his conclusions is the following: “Colors are nothing but judgments of the sensory system concerning the processes of life taking place in the retina and that these judgments depend uniquely on the activities of the brain.

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