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Creator:
Berns, Roy S., 1954- author.
Title(s):

Color science and the visual arts : a guide for conservators, curators, and the curious / Roy S. Berns.

Published/Created:
Los Angeles : The Getty Conservation Institute, [2016]
Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
N8560 .B47 2016 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In lively and accessible prose, color science expert Roy S. Berns helps the reader understand complex color-technology concepts and offers solutions to problems that occur when art is displayed, conserved, imaged, or reproduced. Berns writes for two types of audiences: museum professionals seeking explanations for common color-related issues and students in conservation, museum studies, and art history programs. The seven chapters in the book fall naturally into two sections: fundamentals, covering topics such as spectral measurements, metamerism, or color inconstancy; and applications, where artwork display, painting materials, and color reproduction are discussed. A unique feature of this book is the use of more than 200 images as its main medium of communication, employing color physics, color vision, and imaging science to produce visualizations throughout the pages.--Publisher description.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Conservation and restoration.
Art -- Conservation and restoration.
Art -- Conservation and restoration.
Color in art.
Color in art.
Color in art.
Color vision.
Color vision.
Color vision.
Colorimetry.
Colorimetry.
Colorimetry.
Pigments.
Pigments.
Pigments.
Contributors:
Getty Conservation Institute, issuing body.
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  • Spectral measurements
  • Color and spatial vision
  • Visual and numerical color descriptions
  • Metamerism and color inconstancy
  • Displaying artwork
  • Painting materials
  • Color reproduction.