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By Lois Swirnoff

To the fundamental grammar of colour and shape offered within the first version of Dimensional Color, Lois Swirnoff provides a bankruptcy on colour constitution and expands one on colour and light.

Exploring the interplay among mild, colour, and surfaces, the booklet offers a useful instrument for the educating and perform of colour in structure and layout. 230 colour; fifty eight b&w illustrations

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Colorimetric matches were made for red, 20 Dimensional Color green, and blue test fields in an equally bright, but neutral surround. As this area increased in size, there was a shift toward blue and an increase in brightness for all three test areas. P Other studies show that colored light influences the judgment of dimensions. Experiments with depth-space under differing illuminants found that depth is underestimated, or seems lengthened, under these circumstances. A change in the intensity of light produced phenomenal shrinking and extension of the spaces.

The spatial denotation arrests the eye, as a place of fixation; the presence of more than one indicates direction. The tension engendered between two hues as distinct from one another as red and blue might evoke a physical comparison of interval and distance. As they virtually separate in the field , making distinctions, they clarify it as a space. Then imagine a colorless universe. The orderliness of boundaries in the progression of luminous planes would yield an organized but dull experience.

The lengths of sticks are estimated as longer and bigger under warm light than they appear to be under cool. 14 The phenomenologist David Katz characterized the appearance of color as having eight basic modes : 15 Film (Fllichenfarben) Surface (Oberfllichenfarben) Bulk or volume (Raumfarben) Transparent plane (Durchsichtige Flachen) Mirrored colors (Gespiegelte Farben) Luster (Glanz) Luminosity (Leuchten) Glow (Gliihen) The first three are the most significant in visual experience, differing from one another in spatial or tactile characteristics .

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