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A three-dimensional color space from the 13th century.

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.

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.29.00A346
Publisher statement:© 2012 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Journal of the Optical Society of America A and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.29.00A346. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Record Created:31 Jul 2012 12:20
Last Modified:03 Aug 2012 11:39

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