Color vision has attracted the attention of philosophers and scientists throughout the ages-from Aristotle to Goethe to Schrödinger. This article tracks the history of color vision over more than three centuries, with a particular emphasis on the contributions of James Clerk Maxwell.
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Barry R. Masters, "A History of Human Color Vision-from Newton to Maxwell," Optics & Photonics News 22(1), 43-47 (2011)
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