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


The Colour of Life

The Colour of Life


Author : Alice Meynell
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN : 336830982X
Pages : 86 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (368 users)

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The Colour Divine

The Colour Divine


Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 9385990551
Pages : 10 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (385 users)

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The Indian tradition of colour has two branches–the vairagya (the ascetic) which keeps things simple, and the grihastha (the householder) which features a riot of colours to rival the rainbow. Colours signify well-being, prosperity and good luck. Perhaps that’s why Indian gods are steeped in a tradition of colour symbolism. Why is Krishna as blue as the sky, and Shiva the grey of ashes? Why do Laxmi and Durga wear bold red saris while Saraswati wears white? Why is black considered inauspicious by some, but the colour of Kali Ma? Walk through the many shades of meaning in this short, sweet read from Devlok.


The Colour of Angels

The Colour of Angels


Author : Constance Classen
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134678193
Pages : 299 pages
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The Colour of Angels uncovers the gender politics behind our attitude to the senses. Using a wide variety of examples, ranging from the sensuous religious visions of the middle ages through to nineteenth-century art movements, this book reveals a previously unexplored area of womens history.


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
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

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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 Use of Colour in Mediterranean Cultures

The Use of Colour in Mediterranean Cultures


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Publisher : Emil Burulyanov
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Pages : 114 pages
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The Story of Colour

The Story of Colour


Author : Gavin Evans
Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
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ISBN : 178243691X
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (782 users)

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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 and Language

Colour and Language


Author : Siegfried Wyler
Publisher : Gunter Narr Verlag
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ISBN : 9783823342199
Pages : 210 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (342 users)

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Colour Perception

Colour Perception


Author : Rainer Mausfeld
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0191660426
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (191 users)

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Colour has long been a source of fascination to both scientists and philosophers. In one sense, colours are in the mind of the beholder, in another sense they belong to the external world. Colours appear to lie on the boundary where we have divided the world into 'objective' and 'subjective' events. They represent, more than any other attribute of our visual experience, a place where both physical and mental properties are interwoven in an intimate and enigmatic way. The last few decades have brought fascinating changes in the way that we think about 'colour' and the role 'colour' plays in our perceptual architecture. In Colour Perception: Mind and the physical world, leading scholars from cognitive psychology, philosophy, neurophysiology, and computational vision provide an overview of the contemporary developments in our understanding of colours and of the relationship between the 'mental' and the 'physical'. With each chapter followed by critical commentaries, the volume presents a lively and accessible picture of the intellectual traditions which have shaped research into colour perception. Written in a non-technical style and accessible to an interdisciplinary audience, the book will provide an invaluable resource for researchers in colour perception and the cognitive sciences.


Monochrome and Colour Television

Monochrome and Colour Television


Author : R.R. Gulati
Publisher : New Age International
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ISBN : 9788122417760
Pages : 722 pages
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The Text Is Based On The Ccir 625-B Monochrome (Black & White) And Pal-B And G Colour Television Standards As Adopted By India And Many Other Countries. The American And French Tv Systems Have Also Been Given Due Coverage While Presenting Various Aspects Of The Subject Starting From Television Camera To The Receiver Picture Tube. Keeping In View The Fact That Colour And Monochrome Telecasts Will Co-Exist In India For At Least A Decade, The Author Has Included Relevant Details And Modern Techniques Of Both The Systems.Conceptually The Book May Be Considered To Have Four Sections. The Initial Chapters (1 To 10) Are Devoted To The Essentials Of Transmission, Reception And Applications Of Television Without Involving Detailed Circuitry. The Next 14 Chapters (11 To 24) Explain Basic Design Considerations And Modern Circuitry Of Various Sections Of The Receiver. Topics Like Tv Games, Cable Television, Cctv, Remote Control, Automatic Frequency Tuning, Automatic Brightness Control, Electronic Touch Tuning Etc. Are Also Discussed.The Third Section (Chapters 25 And 26) Is Exclusively Devoted To The Colour Television Transmission And Reception. All The Three Colour Television Systems Have Been Described. Chapters 27 To 30 Are Devoted To Complete Receiver Circuits-Both Monochrome And Colour, Electronic Instruments Necessary For Receiver Manufacture And Servicing, Alignment Procedure, Fault Finding And Servicing Of Black White And Colour Receivers.The Complete Text Is Presented In A Way That Students Having Basic Knowledge Of Electronics Will Find No Difficulty In Grasping The Complexities Of Television Transmission And Reception.


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 : 190 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (326 users)

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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 scutz' (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, livr es, 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.


Colour Your Life

Colour Your Life


Author : Howard Sun
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0349404607
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (349 users)

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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
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (119 users)

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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.


Colour and Colour Theories

Colour and Colour Theories


Author : Christine Ladd-Franklin
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
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ISBN : 1447499018
Pages : 318 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (447 users)

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXIII

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXIII


Author : J. Henno
Publisher : IOS Press
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ISBN : 160750992X
Pages : 452 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (67 users)

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Information modelling and knowledge bases have become hot topics, not only in academic communities concerned with information systems and computer science, but also wherever information technology is applied in the world of business. This book presents the proceedings of the 21st European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC 2011), held in Tallinn, Estonia, in June 2011. The EJC conferences provide a worldwide forum for researchers and practitioners in the field to exchange results and experiences achieved in computer science and related disciplines such as conceptual analysis, design and specification of information systems, multimedia information modelling, multimedia systems, software engineering, knowledge and process management, cross cultural communication and context modelling. Attention is also paid to theoretical disciplines including cognitive science, artificial intelligence, logic, linguistics and analytical philosophy. The selected papers (16 full papers, 9 short papers, 2 papers based on panel sessions and 2 on invited presentations), cover a wide range of topics, including database semantics, knowledge representation, software engineering, www information management, context-based information retrieval, ontology, image databases, temporal and spatial databases, document data management, process management, cultural modelling and many others. Covering many aspects of system modelling and optimization, this book will be of interest to all those working in the field of information modelling and knowledge bases.


Proceedings of the Royal Society of London

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London


Author : Royal Society (Great Britain)
Publisher :
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Pages : 588 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (33 users)

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Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experience

Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experience


Author : Dr Nadine Schibille
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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ISBN : 1472447948
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

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Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism and the writings of Pseudo-Dionysius that offer fundamental paradigms for the late antique attitude towards art and beauty. These metaphysical concepts of aesthetics are ultimately grounded in experiences of sensation and perception, and reflect the ways in which the world and reality were perceived and grasped, signifying the cultural identity of early Byzantium. There are different types of aesthetic data, those present in the aesthetic object and those found in aesthetic responses to the object. This study looks at the aesthetic data embodied in the sixth-century architectural structure and interior decoration of Hagia Sophia as well as in literary responses (ekphrasis) to the building. The purpose of the Byzantine ekphrasis was to convey by verbal means the same effects that the artefact itself would have caused. A literary analysis of these rhetorical descriptions recaptures the Byzantine perception and expectations, and at the same time reveals the cognitive processes triggered by the Great Church. The central aesthetic feature that emerges from sixth-century ekphraseis of Hagia Sophia is that of light. Light is described as the decisive element in the experience of the sacred space and light is simultaneously associated with the notion of wisdom. It is argued that the concepts of light and wisdom are interwoven programmatic elements that underlie the unique architecture and non-figurative decoration of Hagia Sophia. A similar concern for the phenomenon of light and its epistemological dimension is reflected in other contemporary monuments, testifying to the pervasiveness of these aesthetic values in early Byzantium.