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Book, The Theory of Color in Its Relation to Art and Art Industry, 1876

This is a Book. It was published by L. Prang & Co..

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 1876.

The color wheel is a graphic tool for organizing hues, but it does not address the concept of brightness. Wilhelm von Bezold created a cone-shaped model, using black at the top and white at the base. He based his model on the trichromatic theory that our eyes have three color receptors (cones) that create all colors by mixing red, green, and blue, the primary colors of light.

It is credited Gift of Walter C. Granville, Smithsonian Libraries, ND1492 .B57 E1876.

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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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