Researches in normal and defective colour vision

Catalogue Number: 715
Researches in normal and defective colour vision
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: WRIGHT William David
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1946
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Kimpton
Description Of Item: Original brown cloth covers, 383 pages, 233 illustrations
Historical Significance: W D Wright (1906-1997) was one of the greats in the field of normal and normal 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 was very influential and his book ' Measurement of Colour' 1944 went to numerous editions. He was an honorary life member of the Victorian College of Optometry on the occasion of his visit to the College in September 1964.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: Feb 2008
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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