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Smithsonian Libraries: Color in a New Light

From the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History comes this online exhibit dedicated to the science and history of color. This exhibit, which accompanies a physical exhibition that ran at the museum in early 2017, consists of four sections: The Science of Color, Making Color, Matching Color, and Using Color. Each of these section consists of a short essay accompanied by a number of fascinating primary documents. For instance, in The Science of Color, visitors can read about the history of scientific theories about color and view pages from Isaac Newton's 1704 Opticks, or, A treatise of the reflections, refractions, inflections and colours of light. Meanwhile, the Matching Color section features a variety of color charts, including Richard Waller's 1686 Tabula Colorum Physiologica and Milton Bradley's 1895 Elementary Color.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-07-27
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