Encyclopedia 2021 Updates

Chuffed that my five updated chapters have been published in the 2021 edition of the Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology:

  • RYB Color – This new 2021 chapter can be accessed via this link.
  • Color Harmony – Co-written with Antal Nemcsics (dec’d) and Renata Pompas, the 2021 version can be accessed via this link.
  • Color Psychology – An updated version of the 2016 chapter that can be accessed via this link.
  • Color Field Painting – An updated version of the 2016 chapter that can be accessed via this link.
  • Optical Art – An updated version of the 2016 chapter that can be accessed via this link.

The 2021 edition of ECS&T was edited by Renzo Shamey, Director of Color Science & Imaging, NSCU & President, Inter-Society Color Council. The earlier edition of ECS&T was published in 2016 and edited by Ronnier Luo.

The Encyclopedia is definitely the most comprehensive, authoritative single source of information relating to colour science, technology and application. All chapters are written by experts in their specific fields of research and endeavour, and peer-reviewed to ensure a high standard of information. According to Springer, the Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology:

  • Collates work from such fields as optics, imaging, color chemistry, industrial color, coating technologies, and color physics.
  • Serves as an interdisciplinary reference, linking fundamental concepts of color science to applications of color.
  • Discusses recent technological advances of color science and technology and speculates on the future of color.
  • Assembles for the first time in one centralized work the broad interdisciplinary field of color science and technology.

I am grateful to my colleagues in the global academic colour community to be included in this influential resource.

The RYB color chapter is a wholly new chapter and includes this Venn diagram of RYB color which more faithfully reflects the epistemology that underpins RYB color. A cornerstone component of traditional color theory, the RYB conceptual color model underpins the notion that the creation of an exhaustive gamut of color nuances occurs via intermixture of red, yellow, and blue pigments, especially when applied in conjunction with white and black pigment color. 

To find out more, check out the Encyclopedia on the Springer website.

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