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Color: Two Concepts

  • George A. Agoston
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 19)

Abstract

In everyday life, we consider color to be a property of materials. A ripe tomato is red, the glass of a wine bottle is green, sulfur is yellow, snow is white, and Mary’s scarf is blue. We naturally appraise the colors of objects and materials in daylight. We commonly hold a piece of fabric in daylight at a window in order to judge its color. Normal daylight viewing is associated with the reported color of an object.

Keywords

Color Perception Ripe Tomato Visual Phenomenon Objective Observation Optic Nerve Fiber 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Agoston
    • 1
  1. 1.ParisFrance

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