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Book, Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color, 1903

This is a Book. It was written by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel.

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 1903.

Artist and philanthropist Emily Vanderpoel describes complex color theories using accessible language. This plate illustrates an optical illusion by which the eye blends colors on a spinning wheel. Here, complementary colors combine to form a neutral gray when the wheel is spun.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, QC495 .V3 1903.

  • Book, Elementary Color, 1895
  • H x W (open): 20.3 × 27.9 cm (8 × 11 in.).
  • Gift of Walter Granville, Smithsonian Libraries, ND1489 .B811 1895.
  • 92.2016.26
  • Book, 1915
  • H x W (open): 29.2 × 66 cm (11 1/2 in. × 26 in.).
  • Gift of Walter Granville, Smithsonian Libraries, ND1492 .M96a.
  • 92.2016.33

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Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 20 × 33 cm (7 7/8 in. × 13 in.)

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

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