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Company and Its Extension to What Is Known Now and What Remains to Be Seen

By Rod L. Heckaman, Mark D. Faichild, R. L. Heckaman and Mark D. Fairchild


Abstract: This paper is intended as an in depth review of Ralph Evans ’ book, The Perception of Color 1, posthumously published in 1974, that focuses on what Evans noted as the central thesis of the book – that the perception of color in all but the most simple of contexts is the sum of not just the three fundamental perceptions of hue, lightness, and chroma, but five in total. The single thread that carries the development of this thesis throughout this book and Evans ’ work is his discovery, at least to him and his colleagues, of a new and unique perception of what he terms brilliance. Hence, the underlying thread of this paper is to relate, in hopefully a simple, easily understood manner, Evans ’ vivid descriptions of how brilliance is invoked and his analysis of its affect. Finally, Evans’ central thesis is compared to what we know today about the appearance of color, and based on his work in brilliance, whether or not the study of brilliance can provide relevance Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the first volume of his autobiography, Living to Tell the Tale, writes of when he, as an adolescent, disembarked from the town of Sucre on the Caribbean coast of Columbia that “ … the entire region was a sea of gentle water that change

Year: 2004
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