Dimensional Color: Theoretical Background

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


The dimensions of color can be regarded as a function of vision itself. Fascinating as they are, theories of perception or an understanding of the physiology of the eye, are issues apart from those of visual invention. Central to this study is that the perception of color is integral with the perception of form. Therefore a brief discussion of some theories may illuminate the experiments that follow.


Visual Field Color Constancy Gestalt Theory Dimensional Color Retinal Receptor 
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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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