Theory Of Colours

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By closely following Goethe's explanations of the color phenomena, the reader may become so divorced from the wavelength theory--Goethe never even mentions it--that he may begin to think about color theory relatively unhampered by prejudice ...

Angel In The Sun

Author: Gerald Finley
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773567313
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Remarking on Goethe's attack on Newton's theory of colour, they repeat Charles
Lamb's famous toast to “Newton's health, ... light colours and the seven tones of
the diatonic scale, and in that number there was, therefore, the implication of a ...

Goethe S Exposure Of Newton S Theory

Author: Michael Duck
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783268492
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These initial observations were the springboard for Goethe to embark upon a
massive investigation of colour phenomena of all kinds — and also to carry out a
comprehensive study of the ... A. Theory. of. Colours. Johann von Goethe (1810)

Fraser S Magazine

Author: James Anthony Froude
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Goethe s Theory of Colours. JZ. Chevreul's Researches. Primary and Secondary
Colours. Phenomena of C,ntrast. 1855.] 505 rays by the prism, as originally
observed by Newton; the fainter rays at the blue end of the spectrum occupying a

Color And Meaning

Author: John Gage
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520226111
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Unlike the Opticks, however, they were neither of them the work of a professional
scientist, let alone a significant one. The first was the poet Goethe's 78 Dir
Farhenlehre (Theory of Colours) and the second was Die Farhen-Kugel (Colour-

Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein And Kuhn

Author: John G. Gunnell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538340
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Colours seem to present us with a riddle, a riddle that stimulates [or irritates] us”(
CV,76). Wittgenstein said that he believed “that what Goethe was really pursuing
was not a physiological but a psychological theory of colours” (CV, 26) and that ...

The North British Review

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two departments of natural history; and in Professor Faivre's chapter on the
subject, we do not find that Goethe has bequeathed to ... This work was
translated by Sir Charles Eastlake, in 1840, under the title of ' Goethe's Theory of

The Literary Gazette

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Goellte's Theory of Colours. Translated from the German; with Notes by Charles
Lock Eastlake, lt.A. F.R.S. 8vo. pp. 423. London, 1840. Murray. ' “ Exams}! writers
(observes the translator in his preface) who have spoken of Goethe's ' Doctrine ...

Goethe A Very Short Introduction

Author: Ritchie Robertson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191003433
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(On the Doctrine of Colours, 1810; 'doctrine' conveys better than 'theory' the quasi
-religious conviction that animates it). The standard account of the origin of
colours had been provided by Isaac Newton on the basis of an experiment ...