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Optics Illustrations from the Physics Textbooks of Amédée Guillemin (1868/1882)

- July 9, 2019 in Amédée Guillemin, color, colour, crystals, light, optics, physics, René Henri Digeon

Illustrations from the 19th-century physics text books of Amédée Guillemin.

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours (1814)

- April 2, 2019 in Abraham Gottlob Werner, color, color theory, colour, colour theory, Patrick Syme

Extending Werner's system, this is Patrick Syme's classic taxonomic guide to the colours of the natural world.

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours (1814)

- April 2, 2019 in Abraham Gottlob Werner, color, color theory, colour, colour theory, Patrick Syme

Extending Werner's system, this is Patrick Syme's classic taxonomic guide to the colours of the natural world.

The Influence of the Blue Ray of the Sunlight and of the Blue Color of the Sky (1877)

- September 15, 2016 in Augustus James Pleasonton, blue light, blue light craze, chromotherapy, color, colour, design, pseudoscience

True to the ideas held within — that blue light is bearer of unique and special properties — this book is entirely printed with blue ink on blue paper.

The Influence of the Blue Ray of the Sunlight and of the Blue Color of the Sky (1877)

- September 15, 2016 in Augustus James Pleasonton, blue light, blue light craze, chromotherapy, color, colour, design, pseudoscience

True to the ideas held within — that blue light is bearer of unique and special properties — this book is entirely printed with blue ink on blue paper.

Color Analysis Charts by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (1902)

- March 15, 2016 in colour, colour theory, theory of colour

Colour analysis charts of various objects, such as Assyrian tiles, Persian rugs, a case containing an Egyptian mummy, and even a teacup and saucer — looking at times like some kind of strange fusion of De Stijl abstraction and Tetris.

Colour Analysis Charts by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (1902)

- March 15, 2016 in colour, colour theory, theory of colour

Colour analysis charts of various objects, such as Assyrian tiles, Persian rugs, a case containing an Egyptian mummy, and even a teacup and saucer — looking at times like some kind of strange fusion of De Stijl abstraction and Tetris.

Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History

- November 17, 2015 in chromatic, color, colorwheel, colour, colourwheel, history of colorwheels

A chronology of various attempts through the last four centuries to visually organise and make sense of colour: from simple wheels to multi-layered pyramids, from scientific systems to those based on the hues of human emotion.

Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History

- November 17, 2015 in chromatic, color, colorwheel, colour, colourwheel, history of colorwheels

A chronology of various attempts through the last four centuries to visually organise and make sense of colour: from simple wheels to multi-layered pyramids, from scientific systems to those based on the hues of human emotion.

Black on Black

- April 9, 2015 in Ad Reinhardt, black, Books, caravaggio, colour, Goethe, Jonah Groeneboer, Kazimir Malevich, Lawrence Sterne, Painting, Philosophy, Rembrandt, robert fludd, Schopenhauer, Science & Medicine, Terence Hannum, theory of colour

Should we consider black a colour, the absence of colour or a suspension of vision produced by a deprivation of light? Beginning with Robert Fludd’s attempt to picture nothingness, Eugene Thacker reflects* on some of the ways in which blackness has been used and thought about through the history of art and philosophical thought. Some time ago I was doing research for a seminar I planned to offer on “mediaâ�¦