Book, Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color
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 and Archives as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.
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.
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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.