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Light science : physics and the visual arts

Author: Thomas D Rossing; Christopher J Chiaverina
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©1999.
Series: Undergraduate texts in contemporary physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Visual arts depend on light to communicate, and an understanding of the physical properties of light and color should enhance the communication for both the artist and the viewer." "This book is intended for students in the visual arts and for others with an interest in art, but with no prior knowledge of physics. It presents the science behind both what and how we see - in other words, the science of light. The  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas D Rossing; Christopher J Chiaverina
ISBN: 0387988270 9780387988276
OCLC Number: 40776900
Description: xv, 442 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Our world of light and color --
The mystery of light --
Reflection, mirrors, and kaleidoscopes --
Refraction of light --
Interference and diffraction --
Light sources --
Polarized light --
Color vision --
Holography --
Photography --
Computer images --
Optical recording, communication, and photonics --
Symmetry in art and nature --
Visual perception and illusions.
Series Title: Undergraduate texts in contemporary physics.
Responsibility: Thomas D. Rossing, Christopher J. Chiaverina.
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Intended for students in the visual arts and for others with an interest in art, but with no prior knowledge of physics, this book presents the science behind what and how we see.  Read more...

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