By Heinrich Zollinger
Who's now not attracted, interested or perhaps surprised through the realm of colours? to start with there are the painters after all, but in addition biologists and mineralogists have an interest in shades of the dwelling and the inorganic, 'dead', global. There are neuroscientists, psychologists and ophthalmologists, who examine the feeling of colour imaginative and prescient and the processing of colour stimuli within the eye and the mind. Physicists and chemists examine colour technology, i.e. some of the motives of colour. inside designers understand how the colours of furnishings and textiles can effect our situation. In all cultures, colours play a significant function because of their symbolic content material. All Languages have targeted phrases to explain colours and colorfulness. visible artists play with colours to mirror the realm, probably to alienate it, and to offer us an concept in their own viewpoint. Many different examples of the impression of colours on our way of life, our tradition can be found...
The 'exact' technological know-how can't comprehend colour phenomena. This particularly attention-grabbing ebook, written in a method that's comprehensible for an layman, bargains with all of the diversified aspects of this topic.
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–10):
Chapter 2 Physics of sunshine and colour (pages 11–39):
Chapter three Chemistry of colour (pages 41–62):
Chapter four Colorimetry (pages 63–78):
Chapter five How will we See colours? (pages 79–121):
Chapter 6 How can we identify shades? (pages 123–159):
Chapter 7 colour in paintings and in different Cultural actions (pages 161–231):
Chapter eight Epilogue (pages 233–243):
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Extra resources for Color: A Multidisciplinary Approach
I. Newton, ‘New Theory about Light and Colors’, Philosophical Transactions IV, 1672, 80, 3075–87; often reprinted; facsimile: Werner Fritsch, Munich, 1967. 9. I. Walford,London,1704/1730; reprint of the fourth edn. , New York, 1952. 10. Calculus was invented independently by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646–1716) and by James Gregory (1638–1675) in the 1670s. 11. C. B. Boyer, The Rainbow. From Myth to Mathematics, Macmillan Education, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 1987. Very comprehensive, critical, many historical literature references.
Eine elektronenmikroskopische Untersuchung, Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Basel 1962, 73, 204–224. None of the many books, reviews, and scientific papers on causes of color which I have consulted mentions this study. A probable reason is the fact that Durrer’s paper was published in a journal without wide international circulation. 16. µm = micrometer = 10–6 m; nm = nanometer = 10–9 m. 2 nm. 17. Colors mentioned are those seen viewing the feather perpendicularly. 18. K. Nassau, ‘The Fifteen Causes of Color’, Color Research and Application 1987, 12 (1), 4–26.
Transitions between Molecular Orbitals 6. Organic compounds: most dyes, most biological colorations, some fluorescence and lasers 7. Charge transfer: blue sapphire, magnetite, lapis lazuli, ultramarine, Prussian blue IV. 8. 9. 10. 11. Transitions Involving Energy Bands Metals: copper, silver, gold, iron, brass, ruby glass Pure semiconductors: silicon, galena, cinnabar, vermillion, cadmium orange, diamond Doped semiconductors: blue and yellow diamond, light-emitting diodes, some lasers, and phosphors Color centers: amethyst, smoky quartz, desert amethyst glass, some fluorescence, and lasers V.