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Book, Färg: den allmänna färglärans grunder (Color: The General Coloring Grounds), 1937

This is a Book. It was written by Tryggve Johansson.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

It is dated 1937. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper.

As a physicist, Tryggve Johansson was deeply influenced by the work of Ewald Hering, who introduced the concept of opponent color theory, in which the photoreceptors in the retina (cones) are linked to process three contrasting pairs of stimuli: red/green, blue/yellow, and light/dark.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, QC495 .J6 1952X.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 27.5 × 40 cm (10 13/16 × 15 3/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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