Progress in Colour Studies Language and culture

Australian National University 1. From 'colour' semantics to 'visual' semantics
Overwhelming linguistic evidence shows that 'colour' is not a universal human
concept.1, ...

Author: Carole Patricia Biggam

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027232393

Category: Art

Page: 223

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Along with its companion volume, this book offers a fascinating glimpse into the current avenues of research into colour, a phenomenon which daily affects all our lives in often surprising ways. The majority of the papers originated in a 2004 conference entitled 'Progress in Colour Studies' which was held in the University of Glasgow, U.K. The contributions to this first volume, which is principally linguistic and anthropological in content, and to its companion on the psychological aspects of colour, present either summaries of state-of-the-art colour research in various disciplines, or in-depth accounts of certain aspects of such work. This volume includes approaches such as Natural Semantic Metalanguage, social network analysis, quantitative analysis, type modification, vantage theory, the centrality of social norms of inference, place-names and heraldry. In the process, new insights are offered into the following languages: English, French, Portuguese, Sorbian, Burarra, Cape Breton Gaelic, Tzotzil, and others.


How to Use Colour in Art and Design Edith Anderson Feisner. only the red
wavelengths are reflected off the surface of an object , such as a red apple , and
the remaining wavelengths are absorbed . Different combinations of reflected ...

Author: Edith Anderson Feisner

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694414

Category: Art

Page: 182

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Beginning with an account of colour fundamentals and a history of colour theory, the author explores the four dimensions of colour and their application to compositions in various media. This book serves as a useful resource for painters, photographers, interior designers and craftspeople.

Colour and Language

10.2 Conventional or normed modification Modification of colour terms is found in
all collocations with colour names . We can distinguish between attributive
groups where a colour name is freely added to a noun , for instance in '
chocoloate ...

Author: Siegfried Wyler

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823342199

Category: Anglais (Langue) - Sémantique

Page: 203

View: 866

Colour Chemistry

Chapter 2 The Physical and Chemical Basis of Colour It has been said that the
presence of colour requires three things : a source of illumination , an object to
interact with the light which comes from this source and a human eye to observe
the ...

Author: R. M. Christie

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9780854045730

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 205

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This book provides an up-to-date insight into the chemistry behind the colour of the dyes and pigments that make our world so colourful. The impressive breadth of coverage starts with a dip into the history of colour science. Colour Chemistry then goes on to look at the structure and synthesis of the various dyes and pigments, along with their applications in the traditional areas of textiles, coatings and plastics, and also the ever-expanding range of "high-tech" applications. Also discussed are some of the environmental issues associated with the manufacture and use of colour. The broad and balanced coverage presented in this book makes it ideal for students and graduates. In addition, many specialists in industry or academia will also benefit from the overview of the subject that is provided.


Written in nontechnical language, this book is a unique blending of fine arts with hard science concerning a subject that affects us all. Readers from both sides of the spectrum should enjoy this accessible and rewarding account.

Author: Trevor Lamb

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499637

Category: Art

Page: 237

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Color is a subject of universal appeal. There are perhaps as many different perspectives on color as there are wavelengths of light. Yet, what can we say we really understand about our personal experience with color? To answer our questions on the nature of color, eight experts from different fields of study provide their views. From the humanities, we read about color in art (David Bomford and Bridget Riley) and in culture and language (John Gage and John Lyons). On the scientific side, we learn what color means to the physicist (Malcolm Longair), the psychologist (John Mollon), the physiologist (Denis Baylor), and the naturalist (Peter Parks). Written in nontechnical language, this book is a unique blending of fine arts with hard science concerning a subject that affects us all. Readers from both sides of the spectrum should enjoy this accessible and rewarding account.

The Colour Image Processing Handbook

Colour spaces (other terms: colour coordinate systems, colour models) are three-
dimensional arrangements of colour sensations. Colours are specified by points
in these spaces. The colour spaces presented in this chapter are the most ...

Author: Stephen J. Sangwine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412806209

Category: Computers

Page: 440

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The Colour Image Processing Handbook is the first text to provide a comprehensive survey of the techniques and methods associated with the evolving field of colour image processing. Both the standard techniques and those more recently developed are included and the book brings together the expertise of a number of international academics and researchers in the field. It is the only single text to collect together such research and information.

Colour in Food

14 Calibrated colour imaging analysis of food J . Hutchings , Consultant and R .
Luo and W . Ji , University of Derby 14 . 1 Introduction As outlined in Chapter 2
food total appearance properties govern expectations . Total appearance of a
static ...

Author: D MacDougall

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9781855735903

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 968

Color is one of the most significant cues used by consumers to determine the quality of a food. While color is usually assumed to be a property of the food itself, it is actually the individual's response to the visual signals generated by light on the product. An authoritative reference can best explain the ways that food color and quality are assessed and how they can be improved to benefit consumers and the food industry. This book reviews how color is perceived and measured, discusses food color chemistry and stability, and presents ways that color can be better controlled in food. Part one introduces the concept of the total appearance of food and examines the principles of instrumental color measurement, models of color appearance, color measurement by color reflectance, and sorting by color. Part two covers color control in food, focusing on the chemistry of food colorants, color stability, genetic modification for color enhancement, and developments in natural colorings.

Monochrome And Colour Television

Additive colour mixing . The diagram shows the effect of projecting green , red
and blue beams on a white screen in such a way that they overlap . Magenta Red
( white - green ) ( white - blue - green ) Blue ( white - green - red ) Black Cyan ...

Author: R.R. Gulati

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122417760

Category: Television

Page: 704

View: 130

The Text Is Based On The Ccir 625-B Monochrome (Black & White) And Pal-B And G Colour Television Standards As Adopted By India And Many Other Countries. The American And French Tv Systems Have Also Been Given Due Coverage While Presenting Various Aspects Of The Subject Starting From Television Camera To The Receiver Picture Tube. Keeping In View The Fact That Colour And Monochrome Telecasts Will Co-Exist In India For At Least A Decade, The Author Has Included Relevant Details And Modern Techniques Of Both The Systems.Conceptually The Book May Be Considered To Have Four Sections. The Initial Chapters (1 To 10) Are Devoted To The Essentials Of Transmission, Reception And Applications Of Television Without Involving Detailed Circuitry. The Next 14 Chapters (11 To 24) Explain Basic Design Considerations And Modern Circuitry Of Various Sections Of The Receiver. Topics Like Tv Games, Cable Television, Cctv, Remote Control, Automatic Frequency Tuning, Automatic Brightness Control, Electronic Touch Tuning Etc. Are Also Discussed.The Third Section (Chapters 25 And 26) Is Exclusively Devoted To The Colour Television Transmission And Reception. All The Three Colour Television Systems Have Been Described. Chapters 27 To 30 Are Devoted To Complete Receiver Circuits-Both Monochrome And Colour, Electronic Instruments Necessary For Receiver Manufacture And Servicing, Alignment Procedure, Fault Finding And Servicing Of Black White And Colour Receivers.The Complete Text Is Presented In A Way That Students Having Basic Knowledge Of Electronics Will Find No Difficulty In Grasping The Complexities Of Television Transmission And Reception.

Questions of Colour in Cinema

For many film - makers , cinema ' s transition from black - and - white to colour
was as much a problem as an opportunity . How to respond to the pervasive
presence of colour within the frame ? How to put it to use ? The prospect of
working in ...

Author: Wendy Everett

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039113538

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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In a series of wide-ranging critical essays, this volume explores the shifting technologies, theories, and practices of colour in cinema, highlighting the intricate relationship between technological, philosophical and artistic concerns, and making a complelling case for colour as a dominant and complex signifier in filmic discourse.

Colour coded

'Bitterly Disappointed' at the Spread of 'Colour-Bar Tactics': Viola Desmond's
Challenge to Racial Segregation, Nova Scotia, 1946 The contentious racial
incident began on Friday, 8 November 1946, when Viola Irene Desmond's 1940
Dodge ...

Author: Constance Backhouse

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802082866

Category: History

Page: 485

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A richly textured narrative that seeks to capture the role played by the law in the definition of race and shoring up of racial repression in Canada.

Computational Colour Science using MATLAB

1 Introduction In the reproduction of colour and coloured images , trained experts
known as colourists have traditionally been responsible for the assessment of the
colour appearance of the colour match ( Rich , 2002 ) . Although this approach ...

Author: Professor Stephen Westland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470845622

Category: Science

Page: 220

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Presenting a practical, problem-based approach to colour physics, this title describes the key issues encountered in modern colour engineering, including efficient representation of colour information, fourier analysis of reflectance spectra and advanced colorimetric computation. Emphasis is placed on the practical applications rather than the techniques themselves, with material structured around key topics, such as colour calibration of visual displays, computer recipe prediction and models for colour-appearance prediction. Each topic is carefully introduced at three levels to enhance student understanding. Firstly, theoretical ideas and background information are discussed, explanations of mathematical solutions then follow and finally practical solutions are presented using MATLAB. Includes a compendium of equations and numerical data required by the modern colour and imaging scientist. Numerous examples of solutions and algorithms for a wide-range of computational problems in colour science. Provides example scripts using the MATLAB programming language. This text is a must-have for students taking courses in colour science, colour chemistry and colour physics as well as technicians and researchers working in the area.

Progress in Colour Studies Psychological aspects

Bornstein 1985), systematic comparisons across the range of basic colour
categories have not been made. Thus it is possible that differences in the timing
of the perceptual development of different categories may influence the rate at
which ...

Author: Carole Patricia Biggam

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027232407

Category: Art

Page: 237

View: 394

The study of colour attracts researchers from a wide range of disciplines from both the sciences and the arts. Along with its companion volume, Progress in Colour Studies 1: Language and Culture, this book offers a fascinating insight into current issues and research into colour. Most of the papers originated in a 2004 conference entitled 'Progress in Colour Studies' held in the University of Glasgow, U.K. Some additional invited papers are included from investigators exploring new and exciting avenues of colour research. The contributions to both books represent reviews of state-of-the-art colour research in various disciplines, and some new research findings are reported. This volume, principally psychological in content, focuses on the development of colour perception and colour language, from infancy into adulthood, across a diverse range of cultures, including English, Himba, Chinese, and Mexican, and on the intriguing yet perplexing condition of synaesthesia, thus bridging research from the physiology, psychology and anthropology of colour.

Colour Vision Deficiencies VI

HILL , 1 G. HERON ? M. LLOYD , and P. LOWTHER 2 ( 1 Oxford Eye Hospital . 2
Glasgow College of Technology ) ABSTRACT Recently , many educationalists
and ...

Author: G. Verriest

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789061937296

Category: Medical

Page: 521

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Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium of the International Research Group on Colour Vision Deficiencies

Animal Colour Changes and Their Neurohumours

indicates a high concentration of this paling neurohumour , and the following
decline in the rate of colour change till it reaches full cessation marks without
doubt the limit of responsiveness of the melanophores to the activating agent .

Author: George Howard Parker

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9781001284958

Category: Animals

Page: 377

View: 947

The Colour Light and Contrast Manual

NCS colour notations are based on how much a given colour seems to resemble
two or more of these six elementary colours. NCS was the notation system used
for the initial research work in Project Rainbow (Bright and Cook, 1999). Colour ...

Author: Keith Bright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319835

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 104

Endorsed by the Society of Light and Lighting, this practical bookoffers comprehensive guidance on how colour, light and contrast canbe incorporated within buildings to enhance their usability. Thebook provides state-of-the-art, clear guidance as well as avaluable information source for busy professionals involved in thedesign or management of new and existing environments. The ways colour, light and contrast are used within builtenvironments are critical in determining how people interact withthe space, and how confident, safe, and secure they will feel whendoing so. They also have a major influence on a person’ssense of well-being and their ability to use the environmentindependently and without undue effort. Understanding how to use colour and contrast and how they areinfluenced by both natural and artificial lighting is vital for allthose involved in the design and management of the environments andspaces we all use. In recent years there has been a considerable amount of workundertaken to further our understanding of how colour, light andcontrast affect emotion and sensory abilities, and how they canassist or hinder people in their everyday lives. Other publications consider these issues individually but TheColour, Light and Contrast Manual: designing and managing inclusivebuilt environments draws knowledge and information together toproduce a unique, comprehensive and informative guide to how thethree elements can work together to improve the design andmanagement of environments for us all. Supporting website at:

The World Of Colour

Even if the eccentricity is very slight, a spot of shadow or light is seen as a
modification of a local colour. § 43. MODES OF APPEARANCE AT THE
PERIPHERY What is the mode of appearance of peripherally perceived colour ?
When we are ...

Author: Katz, David

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136306609

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Colour Vision Deficiencies X

Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium of the International Research Group on
Colour Vision Deficiencies, Held in Cagliari, Italy, 25-28 June 1989 International
Research Group on Colour Vision Deficiencies. Symposium B. Drum, J.D. ...

Author: International Research Group on Colour Vision Deficiencies. Symposium

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792309482

Category: Medical

Page: 638

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Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium of the International Research Group on Colour Vision Deficiencies, held in Cagliari, Italy, June 25-28, 1989

Colour Terms in the Old Testament

In this respect colour terms seem to provide a highly interesting test case. One
can, at least prima facie, hope to identify what is a colour term with some prospect
of general agreement, and the literature provides sufficient evidence of usage to

Author: Athalya Brenner-Idan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780905774435

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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The OT semantic field of 'colour' is presented as a coherent, interdependent, and graded linguistic structure. The relevant lexical items are organized under the following categories: primary (basic) terms; secondary and tertiary terms; terms for pigments, dyes, painting and paints; and terms for stains, speckles, and other phenomena related to colour. Proper names, and names of objects which carry 'colour' associations are discussed as well. Many OT texts are discussed in detail. Finally, the OT colour field is compared to its Mishnaic Hebrew counterpart, and an Appendix dealing with the renewal of the same lexical sector within modern spoken Hebrew brings the study up to the present.

Progress in Colour Studies

CIE 6, 8–9, 13, 18, 111, 325–332, 379–380,394–397 CIECAM 52 CIELAB 52, 59,
62, 66, 70, 73, 83, 85, 88–97, 152, 394–395 CIELUV 44, 48, 52 cinematography,
see film circadian rhythms 320,331 cognition, colour, see colour cognition ...

Author: Lindsay W. MacDonald

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027263825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

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This volume presents authoritative and up-to-date research in colour studies by specialists across a wide range of academic disciplines, including vision science, psychology, psycholinguistics, linguistics, anthropology, onomastics, philosophy, archaeology and design. The chapters have been developed from papers and posters presented at the Progress in Colour Studies (PICS2016) conference held at University College London in September 2016. The book continues the series from the earlier PICS conferences, which have become renowned for their insights into colour in language and cognition. In the present book all chapters have been rigorously peer-reviewed and revised to ensure the highest standards throughout. The chapters are grouped into three sections: Colour Perception and Cognition; The Language of Colour; and The Diversity of Colour. Each section is preceded by a short introduction drawing together the themes of its chapters. There are over 120 colour illustrations.