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Primary Colors

Selected Literature References

Presented in this section are selected literature references on various topics concerning both the additive and subtractive primary colors from our extensive library. The perception of color in the human visual system, whether in paint, printed materials or video displays depends on the interactions between the primary colors. Included are references to books and review articles that discuss numerous aspects of color theory and how they may be applied.

The propagation of light., Hecht, E., in Optics, 4th edition, Addison-Wesley, San Francisco, California, pages 86-148 (2002).

Light and color., Murphy, D., in Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 15-27 (2001).

Light and color., Nassau, K., in The Physics and Chemistry of Color, 2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 1-33 (2001).

Dictionary of Visual Science and Related Clinical Terms, 5th edition., Hofstetter, H., Griffin, J., Berman, M., and Everson, R., Butterworh-Heinmann, Boston, Massachusetts, 630 pages (2000).

Basic properties of the electromagnetic field., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principle of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 1-74 (1999).

Color vision., Rossing, T. and Chiaverina, C., in Light Science: Physics and the Visual Arts, Springer-Verlag, New York, pages 173-202 (1999).

Our world of light and color., Rossing, T. and Chiaverina, C., in Light Science: Physics and the Visual Arts, Springer-Verlag, New York, pages 1-22 (1999).

A Natural History of Vision., Wade, N., The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 466 pages (1998).

Ultimate Visual Dictionary of Science., Maiklem, L. and Lach, W. (eds), DK Publishing, New York, 448 pages (1998).

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles., Kuehni, R., John Wiley and Sons, New York, 186 pages (1997).

Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing, 5th edition., Gregory, R., Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 277 pages (1997).

Empire of Light: A History of Discovery in Science and Art., Perkowitz, S., Henry Holt and Company, New York, 227 pages (1996).

Colorimetry., Brainard, D., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 1: Fundamental, Techniques, and Design, 2nd edition, Bass, M., Van Stryland, E., Williams, D., and Wolfe, W. (eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 26.1-26.54 (1995).

Dictionary of Ophthalmic Optics., Keeney, A., Hagman, R., and Fratello, C., Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, Massachusetts, 345 pages (1995).

Displays for vision research., Cowan, W., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 1: Fundamental, Techniques, and Design, 2nd edition, Bass, M., Van Stryland, E., Williams, D., and Wolfe, W. (eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 27.1-27.44 (1995).

Light and colour., Longair, M., in Colour: Art and Science, Lamb, T. and Bourriau, J. (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 65-102 (1995).

Light and Color in the Outdoors, 5th edition., Minnaert, M., Seymour, L. (translator and reviser), Springer-Verlag, New York, 417 pages (1993).

Why Nothing Can Travel Faster than Light... and Other Explorations in Nature's Curiosity Shop., Zimmerman, B. and Zimmerman, D., Contemporary Books, Chicago, Illinois, 309 pages (1993).

Light (The Eyewitness Science Series, 2)., Burnie, D., DK Publishing, New York, 64 pages (1992).

Light., Ditchburn, R., Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 680 pages (1991).

Optics, the Science of Vision., Ronchi, V., Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 360 pages (1991).

Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th edition., Cline, D., Hofstetter, H., and Griffin, J., Chilton Trade Book Publishing, Radnor, Pennsylvania, 820 pages (1989).

Color., Falk, D., in Seeing the Light: Optics in Nature, Photography, Color, Vision, and Holography, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 238-269 (1986).

Colour: Why the World Isn't Grey., Rossotti, H., Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 239 pages (1985).

Theories of Vision From Al-Kindi to Kepler., Lindberg, D., University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 324 pages (1976).

The properties of light., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 3-23 (1976).

Light and Vision., Mueller, C. and Rudolph, M., Time-Life, New York, 200 pages (1966).

Colours., Minnaert, M., in The Nature of Light and Colour in the Open Air, revised edition, Kremer-Priest, H. (translator) and Jay, K. (reviser), Dover Publications, New York, pages 108-113 (1954).


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