The Art and Science of Depiction -- Frédo Durand

Color Vision

Wednesday, March 7. 2001


Color blindness, color opponents, color appearance effects, color categories and culture.

Slides of the lecture

PDF (1 per page)

PDF (6 per page)

PDF (6 per page, black and white with white background, better for printing)

Assignments for Monday 12

Read On the relation of optics to painting (Hermann von Helmholtz)
Excerpt from Science and Culture, Popular and Philosophical Essays
briefly summarize the chapter, 1 page, 12 point double space

Send 5 lines (by e-mail) explaining the most important thing you've learnt in class this week, or the thing you do not agree about or the subject you would have liked to see developed in more details.

Illustrative image
Bring or send as jpeg an image illustrating one of the issues covered during the lectures (Tuesday or Wednesday).

Discussion issue
Send me one or two issues or reaction about this week's readings.


Further Reading

Color appearance Models, Mark Fairchild, Adison Wesley, 1998
Color and Culture : Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction, John Gage, Univ California Press
Color and Meaning: Art, Science, and Symbolism, John Gage, Univ California Press, ISBN: 0520226119, 2000
The reproduction of Color (5th ed.), Hunt, Kings Langley:Fountain Press, 1995
The Science of Art, Martin Kemp, Yale University Press, 1990

Vision Science: From photons to phenomenology, Palmer, MIT Press
Foundations of Vision, B. A. Wandell, Sinauer, 1995.
Visual Perception : Physiology, Psychology and Ecology, Vicki Bruce, P.R. Green and M.A. Georgeson, Psychology Pr, 3rd Edition, 1996.

Related links
Some Color Science related pointers
Gamma correction page
Coloring info
Munsell Color Science Laboratory FAQ
Color Science
Color Model Museum
Color Matters