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Contributions of early Arab scholars to color science
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The Islamic world made important discoveries in the field of color science during the medieval era. These included many fundamental ideas on the nature of color. Some of the first hue scales, though partial were developed by these scholars. They also showed that color was a percept and light and color were ontologically distinct. Other contributions by these scholars include descriptions of the color mixtures, color tops, color theory, etc. A few of these contributions will be discussed in this paper with particular attention to the work of Ibn al-Haytham on color.

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Date Published: 6 September 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10367, Light in Nature VI, 103670B (6 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272724
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Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10367:
Light in Nature VI
Joseph A. Shaw; Katherine Creath; Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Editor(s)

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