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  • Author(s)Rolf G. Kuehni
  • Edition1
  • Published15th November 2012
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
  • ISBN

The one-stop reference to the essentials of color science and
technology?now fully updated and revised

The fully updated Third Edition of Color: An Introduction to
Practice and Principles
continues to provide a truly
comprehensive, non-mathematical introduction to color science,
complete with historical, philosophical, and art-related

Geared to non-specialists and experts alike, Color
clearly explains key technical concepts concerning light, human
vision, and color perception phenomena. It covers color order
systems in depth, examines color reproduction technologies, and
reviews the history of color science as well as its relationship to
art and color harmony. Revised throughout to reflect the latest
developments in the field, the Third Edition:

  • Features many new color illustrations, now fully incorporated
    into the text

  • Offers new perspectives on what color is all about, diverging
    from conventional thinking

  • Includes new information on perception phenomena, color order,
    and technological advances

  • Updates material on such topics as the CIE colorimetric system
    and optimal object colors

  • Extends coverage of color reproduction to display systems,
    photography, and color management

  • Contains a unique timetable of color in science and art, plus a
    glossary of important terms

Praise for the previous editions:

"A nice bridge to areas usually not covered in academic visual
science programs . . . outstanding."

?Joel Pokorny, visual scientist at The University of

"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


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