Light and Color in Nature and Art
by Samuel J. Williamson
Light and Color in Nature and Art is one of the most informative books I have read when it comes to the topic of art and science. Apparently this book was used for a college course at NYU in the early 1980s. It’s full of optical principles, some of which will go slightly above the average artist’s head. Only read this if you remember your physics classes from high school quite well and can stand tons of text book reading. It took me months to read and digest all of this information. I had to re-read sections several times. But with that said, I can’t believe the understanding of pigments and atmospheric effects I received by sticking with this book.