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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1940
  • pp: 587–590

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An Analysis of the Original Munsell Color System

JOHN E. TYLER and ARTHUR C. HARDY  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 587-590 (1940)

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JOHN E. TYLER and ARTHUR C. HARDY, "An Analysis of the Original Munsell Color System," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 30, 587-590 (1940)

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  1. Tech. Paper No. 167, Bur. Stand. (1919).
  2. These operations are partly described in Chapter V of A Color Notation, by A. H. Munsell (Ellis, Boston, 1907), and the description is completed in the Atlas of the Munsell System (Wadsworth-Howland, Maiden, Massachusetts, 1915).
  3. During his early work, Professor Munsell denned chroma in such a manner that when a chromatic color is mixed with a neutral on a Maxwell disk, the chroma of the mixture is less than that of the chromatic color in proportion to the fraction of the area of the disk occupied by the neutral. The type of color system to which this definition leads is discussed in a bachelor's thesis by John E. Tyler on file in the Library at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  4. J. Opt. Soc. Am. 30, 591 (1940).
  5. D. L. MacAdam, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 25, 361 (1935).

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