Color and Light

  • Lois Swirnoff
Part of the Design Science Collection book series (DSC)


How do hues behave environmentally, as reflected light? Converted to light, surface colors differ in intensity, by their visual appearance as well as by wavelength. Shifts in the angle of incidence of the sun during the course of the day significantly alter the perceived intensity of individual hues. Highly intense sunlight in Southern California was the environmental condition in which the following experiment with reflected color took place.


Surface Color Water Glass Lemon Yellow Circular Base Dimensional Color 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lois Swirnoff
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  1. 1.Department of Art, Design, and Art HistoryUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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