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The Resource Iridescence : the play of colours, Peter Sutton and Michael Snow

Iridescence : the play of colours, Peter Sutton and Michael Snow

Label
Iridescence : the play of colours
Title
Iridescence
Title remainder
the play of colours
Statement of responsibility
Peter Sutton and Michael Snow
Title variation
  • Play of colours
  • Play of colors
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book introduces and explains the mysterious capacity of the human eye to perceive the beautiful effects of iridescence, or non-pigmented colour, on a wide range of phenomena that seldom fail to capture our attention, and have particular applications in art and the environment. In this book, the shimmer of iridescent colours - on ancient glass, abalone and pearl shells, soap bubbles and oil slicks, rainbows, feathers of the peacock and rifle bird, butterfly wings and even computer discs - is both explained scientifically and presented via a range of spectacular images drawn from the natural world and the realm of world art. Iridescence is an important component in the arts of the Asia-Pacific region and Indigenous art of Australia, where pearl shell is frequently a major component and iridescent feathers are a feature of ceremonial dress. Iridescence is irresistible and wondrous to human eyes
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sutton, Peter
Dewey number
535.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Snow, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iridescence
  • Color
  • Color in art
Label
Iridescence : the play of colours, Peter Sutton and Michael Snow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056298503
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780500500590
Lccn
2015462761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)922633334
Label
Iridescence : the play of colours, Peter Sutton and Michael Snow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056298503
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780500500590
Lccn
2015462761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)922633334

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