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A handbook of colour, including the Ostwald theory and its practical application: a text-book for teachers, students of art, and all interested in colour

A handbook of colour, including the Ostwald theory and its practical application: a text-book for teachers, students of art, and all interested in colour

Judson, John Albert Victor, 1898-; Ostwald, Wilhelm, 1853-1932; Dryad Handicrafts (Firm : Leicester)

Ostwald's colour circle consists of a sequence of 24 hues divided into eight groups of three, named yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, turquoise, seagreen and leafgreen. In his lightness scale, a standard white sample is linked to a standard black sample by 13 grey steps, judged visually to be equal in interval.When organised three-dimensionally, each colour sample is located within a double cone (similar to an arrangement devised by Ogden Rood in 1879). Hues are distributed around the horizontal circumference of the double-cone, and white is at the top and black is at its base

Book. English.
2nd rev. ed.
Published Leicester: Dryad Press, [1938]

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Statement of responsibility: by J. A. V. Judson
Physical Description: viii, 95 p : illus ; 22 cm.
Subject: Colour : art theory
Cited: Osborne, R. (2013) Books on colour since 1500: a history and bibliography of colour literature. Boca Raton: Universal, p.136