Twelve columns about colour

Catalogue Number: 775
Twelve columns about colour
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Booklet
Author: WRIGHT William David
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1967
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Self published: printed by the Rodway Press
Description Of Item: Original printed grey wrappers. 39 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Dorothy Mary Wright
Historical Significance: This booklet reprints 12 short articles by Professor Wright published in Color Research and Application between 1986 and 1989. W D Wright (1906-1997) was one of the greats in the field of normal and abnormal colour vision. He stands in the succession of Young, Helmholtz, Maxwell, Abney and Parsons in unravelling the mysteries of colour vision. He was a physicist and Professor of Applied Optics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. He was one of the founders of the CIE 1931 system of colorimetry. His book 'Researches on normal and abnormal colour vision' 1946 (Cat No 715) was very influential and his book 'Measurement of Colour' 1944 (Cat No 355) went to numerous editions. He was an honorary life member of the Victorian College of Optometry this honour being conferred on him when he visited the College in 1965 to confer with the foundation researchers of the College, Geoff Henry, John Nathan and Barry Cole
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 1

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