The measurement of colour

Catalogue Number: 355
The measurement of colour
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: William David WRIGHT
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1964
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Adam Hilger Ltd
Description Of Item: Original cloth, 191 pages, 98 figures in text, 10 colour plates. Inscribed on the front fly leaf by WD Wright on the occasion of his visit to the Victorian College of Optometry in August 1964
Historical Significance: 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 was very influential. ' Measurement of Colour' was first published 1944 went to several editions. He was an honorary life member of the Victorian College of Optometry and assisted its early researches on colour vision.
How Acquired: Donated by The author
Date Acquired: 6/08/1964
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

Search the archive:

Author or Inventor:
Catalogue #
Name of Donor