Book, Färg: den allmänna färglärans grunder (Color: The General Coloring Grounds)
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.
As a physicist, Tryggve Johansson was deeply influenced by the work of Ewald Hering, who introduced the concept of opponent color theory, in which the photoreceptors in the retina (cones) are linked to process three contrasting pairs of stimuli: red/green, blue/yellow, and light/dark.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, QC495 .J6 1952X.
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Its dimensions are
H x W (open): 27.5 × 40 cm (10 13/16 × 15 3/4 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.