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The Laws of Contrast of Colour, Tr. J. Spanton by Michel Eugne Chevreul

The Laws of Contrast of Colour, Tr.

J. Spanton by Michel Eugne Chevreul

Published January 10th 2012
ISBN : 9781150726309
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130 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 5. Windows of a pale grey ground, with lightMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 5. Windows of a pale grey ground, with light arabesques, have a very poor effect wherever they are placed. See the relations of the law of contrast with the decoration of the interiors of churches. Third Division. Colour Printing. ON CALICO PRINTING, AND PRINTING PAPER- HANGINGS. 370. I propose to examine only the optical, not the chemical, effects produced by patterns printed upon woven fabrics. Printing on textile fabrics was for a long time limited, so to speak, to cotton cloths. It is only of late years that it has been extended to fabrics of silk and wool, for furniture and clothing. This branch of industry has now undergone an immense extension, fashion having accepted these products with extreme favour- but, whatever may be the importance of the subject, in a commercial point of view, I must treat it briefly. This book is not directed exclusively to that branch of inquiry, and as all the preceding part is intimately connected with it, I shall merely state some facts which show, that, for want of knowing the law of contrast, the manufacturers and printers of cotton, woollen, and silk stuffs are constantly exposed to error in judging the value of recipes or colours, or as to the true tint of the designs applied upon grounds of a different colour. FALSE JUDGMENT OF THE VALUE OF RECIPES FOB COLOURING COMPOSITIONS. 371. At a certain calico-printers a recipe for printing green had always succeeded up to a certain period, when it began to give bad results. They were lost in conjectures upon the cause, when a person, who at the Gobelins had followed my researches on contrast, recognised that the green of which they complained, being printed on a ground of blue, inclined to yellow through the influence of orange, the complementary of the ground. She therefore adv...