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Pioneers of Color Science

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This book offers the reader a comprehensive overview of the historical development of color science, told through the stories of more than 90 of the most prominent figures in the field and their contributions.  This book comprises an extensive set of biographical essays about pioneering scientists in the field of color science, describing their most significant achievements and explaining how their findings influenced our understanding of color.  Grouped in chapters by historical period, each chapter is prefaced with a short introduction which sets the essays in context and helps the reader to appreciate the background and the importance of the contributions made.Beginning with classical Greece and the works of Plato and Aristotle, the book goes on to describe the advances made by Islamic scholars such as Ibn al-Haytham between the 10th and 15th Centuries and the contributions of Roger Bacon and Theodoric of Freiburg in the same period, before moving to the 16th and 17th Centuries and figures including Boyle, Descartes, Forsius and Newton.The next chapter is devoted to 18th and 19th Centuries, with contributions discussing the lives and works of figures including Beer, von Goethe, Grassman, Helmholtz, von Kries, Lambert, Mach, Maxwell, Purijne, Runge, Young and many others.  The largest chapter of the book focuses on the 1900s, and includes essays on Adams, Boynton, Crawford, Hardy, Land, Lippmann, MacAdam, Munsell, Ostwald and Wyszecki.  The book concludes with a section on contemporary figures in color science and their ongoing contributions to this dynamic field.  A useful reference for color scientists, science historians, artists and others, Pioneers of Color Science offers a fascinating insight into the development of color science and the nature of scientific advance.


Titel: Pioneers of Color Science
Autoren/Herausgeber: Renzo Shamey, Rolf Kuehni (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2017

ISBN/EAN: 9783319308098

Seitenzahl: 275
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 0 g
Sprache: Englisch

Renzo Shamey is
a professor of color science and technology and leads the Color Science and
Imaging Laboratory at North Carolina State University. He is a Fellow of the
Society of Dyers and Colourists, NC State University Faculty Scholar, an honorary
professor at Tianjin Polytechnic University (China), a member of the Board of
Directors of Inter-Society Color Council, and AATCC and has served as chair of
the AATCC color measurement test methods committee, co/chair of CIE technical committees,
and as director of the Polymer and Color Chemistry program at NCSU and received
several national and international awards.
Rolf Kuehni was born and educated in Switzerland
and trained as a textile chemist at the Textilingenieurschule in Germany. In
1965 Kuehni joined Verona Dyestuffs as Manager of Development and Color Physics
and advanced to Vice President, Marketing/Textile Products for Bayer Corp. and
later Dystar Corp. from which he retired in 2001. In 2002 he joined North
Carolina State University as an invited Adjunct Professor in color science.
From 1987-89 Kuehni was the editor of the journal Color Research and
Application. He is the
author and co-author of six books on color and many
scientific and technical papers and encyclopaedia articles on color science and
technology.  He is the
recipient of the Armin J.
Brunig Award in 1986 from the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology,
the Godlove Award in 2003 from the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC), the
Olney Medal in 2005 from the American Association of Textile Chemists and
Colorists, and the Nickerson Award from ISCC in 2015.

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