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Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement

Object Appearance, Colour Perception and Instrumental Measurement

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.

Designers; Color technologists; Color quality inspectors; Product developers; Anyone who uses color in their work

Hardbound, 408 Pages

Published: January 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-229-8


  • Chapter 1  Characteristics of light sources       

    Chapter 2  Object appearance and colour      

    Chapter 3  Colour and appearance attributes 

    Chapter 4  Principles of colour perception       

    Chapter 5  Unusual visual phenomena and colour blindness                         

    Chapter 6  Colour measurement instruments                                       

    Chapter 7  Using instruments to quantify colour

    Chapter 8 Issues in measuring whiteness and fluorescence           

    Chapter 9  Instrumental measures of whiteness    


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