The Colour, Light and Contrast Manual

The Colour, Light and Contrast Manual


Author : Keith Bright
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 9781444319835
Pages : 240 pages
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Endorsed by the Society of Light and Lighting, this practical bookoffers comprehensive guidance on how colour, light and contrast canbe incorporated within buildings to enhance their usability. Thebook provides state-of-the-art, clear guidance as well as avaluable information source for busy professionals involved in thedesign or management of new and existing environments. The ways colour, light and contrast are used within builtenvironments are critical in determining how people interact withthe space, and how confident, safe, and secure they will feel whendoing so. They also have a major influence on a person’ssense of well-being and their ability to use the environmentindependently and without undue effort. Understanding how to use colour and contrast and how they areinfluenced by both natural and artificial lighting is vital for allthose involved in the design and management of the environments andspaces we all use. In recent years there has been a considerable amount of workundertaken to further our understanding of how colour, light andcontrast affect emotion and sensory abilities, and how they canassist or hinder people in their everyday lives. Other publications consider these issues individually but TheColour, Light and Contrast Manual: designing and managing inclusivebuilt environments draws knowledge and information together toproduce a unique, comprehensive and informative guide to how thethree elements can work together to improve the design andmanagement of environments for us all. Supporting website at: www.wiley.com/go/brightandcook


Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement

Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement


Author : Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury
Publisher : Elsevier
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ISBN : 0857099248
Pages : 408 pages
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Colour and appearance perceptions are very complex psychological phenomena. Written by one of the foremost authorities in the field, Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement is a major two-volume work addressing the key topics required to understand the issues and manage colour effectively. The book addresses how objects appear to viewers, how viewers perceive colour, and the major types of instrumentation used to measure colour. Chapters detail the characteristics of light sources and object colour and appearance attributes. They encompass the complexities of human visual perception, including the various causes and types of colour blindness, and other unusual visual phenomena. The book also covers colour measurement instruments and methods, as well as fluorescence and whiteness. Principles of Colour Appearance and Measurement is a comprehensive resource for designers, colour technologists, colour quality inspectors, product developers, and anyone who uses colour in their work. Addresses the key topics required to understand the issues of colour measure and management Examines how viewers perceive colour and how objects appear to them Reviews the major types of instrumentation used to measure colour


The Colours of Our Memories

The Colours of Our Memories


Author : Michel Pastoureau
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1509533958
Pages : 220 pages
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What remains of the colours of our childhood? What are our memories of a blue rabbit, a red dress, a yellow bike – and were they really those colours? What colours do we associate with our student years, our first loves, our adult lives? How does colour leave its mark on memory? In an attempt to answer these and other questions, Michel Pastoureau presents us with a journal about colours that covers half a century. Drawing on personal recollections, he retraces the recent history of colours through an exploration of fashion and clothing, everyday objects and practices, emblems and flags, sport, literature, museums and art. This text – playful, poetic, nostalgic – records the life of both the author and his contemporaries. We live in a world increasingly bursting with colour, in which colour remains a focus for memory, a source of delight and, most of all, an invitation to dream.


Sicily Herald and the Blazon of Colours (Renaissance Colour Symbolism I)

Sicily Herald and the Blazon of Colours (Renaissance Colour Symbolism I)


Author : Roy Osborne
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1326639854
Pages : 188 pages
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'Sicily Herald and the Blazon of Colours' brings together the original texts with original English translations of two closely related primary sources on Renaissance colour symbolism. 'Le Blason de toutes armes et éscutz' (The blazon of all arms and shields) was completed about 1420 by Jean Courtois (c. 1375-1436), the Sicily Herald, and printed in Paris in 1495. The second, 'Le Blason des couleurs en armes, livrées, et devises' (The blazon of colours in arms, liveries and devices), by Gilles Corrozet (1510-68), was published in Paris in 1527 by Pierre Le Brodeur. They were first two books on colour to be printed in Europe, and are now available in English for the first time in five centuries. Roy Osborne is an artist, educator and historian, and author of books on colour. He was awarded the Turner Medal of the Colour Group (Great Britain) in 2003, and the Colour in Art, Design and Environment Medal of the International Colour Association in 2019.


The Story of Colour

The Story of Colour


Author : Gavin Evans
Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
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ISBN : 178243691X
Pages : pages
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Why is green the colour of envy? Why is black 'evil'? Why is white pure? Why do we 'feel blue' or 'see red'? Why do colours have different meanings for different cultures? When we look at or talk about a colour in a particular setting, we are as likely to see its cultural or symbolic meaning as the shade itself. Why? Sometimes our grasp of a colour relates to the random way we define it. Light blue is called 'blue' but, over the last century or two, light red has become pink, whereas in Russia light blue and dark blue are separate colours. Does language play a part in our perception of colours? In most cases, the origins of why we view a colour in a certain way goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Blue was not always a boy's colour; pink was not always a girl's. Indeed, less than one hundred years ago, in the West, it was the other way round. This book offers a lively, anecdotal treatment of the cultural mysteries of colour, and focuses on the way we respond to colours, the significance we give them - and how these things change over time and from place to place. It tells the story of how we have come to view the world through lenses passed down to us by art, science, politics, fashion, sport and, not least, prejudice.


Colour Your Life

Colour Your Life


Author : Howard Sun
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0349404607
Pages : 240 pages
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Colour has been used for thousands of years to represent an individual's mental and emotional state. The colours that we surround ourselves with provide an insight and allow for a deeper exploration into the inner self. Used positively, colour can have a profound healing quality, enhance our well-being and improve our lives. Howard and Dorothy Sun have been working as colour therapists for over twenty years and created Living Colour, a colour awareness and personal growth organisation. Colour Your Life explains how colour can be used to promote health, healing and personal growth. Discover how to do your own Colour Reflection Reading, learn about your aura and chakra colours and discover how colour in your life can be the answer to spiritual growth and well-being.


Colour and the Optical Properties of Materials

Colour and the Optical Properties of Materials


Author : Richard J. D. Tilley
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1119554691
Pages : 608 pages
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The updated third edition of the only textbook on colour The revised third edition of Colour and the Optical Properties of Materials focuses on the ways that colour is produced, both in the natural world and in a wide range of applications. The expert author offers an introduction to the science underlying colour and optics and explores many of the most recent applications. The text is divided into three main sections: behaviour of light in homogeneous media, which can largely be explained by classical wave optics; the way in which light interacts with atoms or molecules, which must be explained mainly in terms of photons; and the interaction of light with insulators, semiconductors and metals, in which the band structure notions are of primary concern. The updated third edition retains the proven concepts outlined in the previous editions and contains information on the significant developments in the field with many figures redrawn and new material added. The text contains new or extended sections on photonic crystals, holograms, flat lenses, super-resolution optical microscopy and modern display technologies. This important book: Offers and introduction to the science that underlies the everyday concept of colour Reviews the cross disciplinary subjects of physics, chemistry, biology and materials science, to link light, colour and perception Includes information on many modern applications, such as the numerous different colour displays now available, optical amplifiers lasers, super-resolution optical microscopy and lighting including LEDs and OLEDs Contains new sections on photonic crystals, holograms, flat lenses, super-resolution optical microscopy and display technologies Presents many worked examples, with problems and exercises at the end of each chapter Written for students in materials science, physics, chemistry and the biological sciences, the third edition of Colour and The Optical Properties of Materials covers the basic science of the topic and has been thoroughly updated to include recent advances in the field.


The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours, and their applications to the arts ... Translated from the French by C. Martel

The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours, and their applications to the arts ... Translated from the French by C. Martel


Author : Michel Eugène CHEVREUL
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Colours of the Soul

Colours of the Soul


Author : June Mcleod
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
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ISBN : 1780999399
Pages : 176 pages
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Colors are all around us, but also within us. We not only have our favorite colous, our auras have their own color. Our chakras have their different colors. Tuning in to our colors rebalances our selves with nature and each other. Finding our right color has implications for the way we dress, how we decorate our homes, even the food we eat. Use the color inset and the exercises in this book to find the right colors for you in different situations. Become color intelligent, and live a glorious life of kaleidoscopic color rather than a monochrome existence.


Progress in Colour Studies

Progress in Colour Studies


Author : Lindsay W. MacDonald
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
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ISBN : 9027263825
Pages : 470 pages
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This volume presents authoritative and up-to-date research in colour studies by specialists across a wide range of academic disciplines, including vision science, psychology, psycholinguistics, linguistics, anthropology, onomastics, philosophy, archaeology and design. The chapters have been developed from papers and posters presented at the Progress in Colour Studies (PICS2016) conference held at University College London in September 2016. The book continues the series from the earlier PICS conferences, which have become renowned for their insights into colour in language and cognition. In the present book all chapters have been rigorously peer-reviewed and revised to ensure the highest standards throughout. The chapters are grouped into three sections: Colour Perception and Cognition; The Language of Colour; and The Diversity of Colour. Each section is preceded by a short introduction drawing together the themes of its chapters. There are over 120 colour illustrations.


Proceedings of the Royal Society of London

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London


Author : Royal Society (Great Britain)
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Pages : 592 pages
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Man-environment Systems

Man-environment Systems


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The Use of Colour in Mediterranean Cultures

The Use of Colour in Mediterranean Cultures


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The New Zealand Journal of Science and Technology

The New Zealand Journal of Science and Technology


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Pages : 1808 pages
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IEE Conference Publication

IEE Conference Publication


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Pages : 404 pages
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English Mechanics and the World of Science

English Mechanics and the World of Science


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Proceedings of the International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment


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