Form and space vision

Catalogue Number: 872
Form and space vision
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: LE GRAND, Yves. Translated from the French by Michel Millodot and Gordon Heath
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1967
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Indiana USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Indiana University Press
Description Of Item: Original brown cloth board, 367 pages, 97 figures in text. Translators' preface and author's acknowledgment. Translation of the original French edition of Volume 3 of Optique physiologique published in 1956
Historical Significance: Yves LeGrand (1908-1986) was a prominent French researcher and writer in the field of physiological optics. He wrote a 3 volume text in the French language on physiological optics 'Optique physiologique. Tome premier, La dioptrique de l'oeil et sa correction; Tome II, Lumiere et couleurs; Tome troisieme, L'espace visuel. The first volume was published in 1946 with the later volumes and several editions appearing up to 1972. He was highly regarded in the fields of visual optics and lighting and was awarded the Tillyer medal by the Optical Society of America. He was active in the CIE and was ambitious to be its President but was not so elected when he put his name forward at the 1971 CIE conference in Barcelona. He was the first to propose using interference fringes to measure retinal visual acuity independent of the optics of the eye (See Charman and Simonet Ophthal Physiol Optics 1997; 17: 164-168). This book is Volume 3 of the original French edition (see Cat # 716). See Cat # 803 for the English translation of Vol 2
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Abe Books $21)
Date Acquired: June 2008
Condition: Very good except heavy library stamps
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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