A Color Notation

Albert Henry MUNSELL (1858 - 1918)

A Color Notation is a method developed by A. H. Munsell in order to produce a unified system of color classification. The system identifies three color dimensions hue (color name), value (lightness), and chroma (color purity) and was the first to base the outcome on a scientifically rigorous method of testing humans' color vision. The three dimensions are depicted on a color sphere with pure hue changing around the equator, value changing from light to dark from the north to the south pole, and choma varying on the inside of the sphere towards the neutral grey of the north-south axis. The Munsell system is still widely used today, for example to define skin and hair colors for forensic pathology, for matching soil colors, or for the selection of shades for dental restorations. (Summary by Availle).

Genre(s): Art, Design & Architecture

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Introduction Availle
00:05:51
Play 01 Part I I: Color Names Availle
00:16:04
Play 02 Appendix 1 Availle
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Play 03 II: Color Qualities Availle
00:26:47
Play 04 Appendix 2 Availle
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Play 05 III: Color Mixture Availle
00:29:35
Play 06 Appendix 3 Availle
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Play 07 IV: Prismatic Colors Availle
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Play 08 Appendix 4 Availle
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Play 09 V: The Pigment Color Sphere Availle
00:22:25
Play 10 Appendix 5 Availle
00:03:18
Play 11 VI: Color Notation Availle
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Play 12 VII: Color Harmony Availle
00:23:42
Play 13 Part II: A Color System and Course of Study Availle
00:21:57
Play 14 Glossary of Color Terms Availle
00:15:42