MAXWELL, James Clerk - Theory of Three Primary Colours - 1861 - Photography Book
MAXWELL, James Clerk - Theory of Three Primary Colours - 1861 - Photography Book

MAXWELL, James Clerk - Theory of Three Primary Colours - 1861 - Photography Book

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THE BIRTH OF COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

James Clerk MAXWELL

On the Theory of Three Primary Colours

Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the Royal Institution of Great Britain with Abstracts of the Discourses delivered at the Evening Meetings, vol. 3. p 370-374.

First edition of this fundamental paper showing Maxwell's success in producing a colour photograph.

On Friday 17 May 1861 Maxwell, who was then twenty-nine, gave a lecture On the Theory of Three Primary Colours to the Royal Institution of Great Britain, published in 1862 as “On the Theory of Three Primary Colours” in the Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the Royal Institution of Great Britain with Abstracts of the Discourses delivered at the Evening Meetings, vol. 3 (1858-1862), p. 370. 

In his account for colour vision, and his proof of it [which incidentally the first colour photograph] he first refers to art, discussing the means by which painters achieve secondary colours and how, though their experiments, they had arrived at the three primaries red, yellow and blue, and the significance of this.

Extract neatly bound in recent leather backed marbled boards.