Smithson, Hannah E. and Dinkova-Bruun, Greti and Gasper, Giles E. M. and Huxtable, Mike and McLeish, Tom C. B. and Panti, Cecilia (2012) 'A three-dimensional color space from the 13th century.', Journal of the Optical Society of America A., 29 (2). A346-A352.
We present a new commentary on Robert Grosseteste’s De colore, a short treatise that dates from the early 13th century, in which Grosseteste constructs a linguistic combinatorial account of color. In contrast to other commentaries (e.g., Kuehni & Schwarz, Color Ordered: A Survey of Color Order Systems from Antiquity to the Present, 2007, p. 36), we argue that the color space described by Grosseteste is explicitly three-dimensional. We seek the appropriate translation of Grosseteste’s key terms, making reference both to Grosseteste’s other works and the broader intellectual context of the 13th century, and to modern color spaces.
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