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Kevin Houser - Professor of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering

Book Title: Photometry, or, On The measure and gradations of light, colors and shade : translation from the Latin of Photometria, sive, De mensura et gradibus luminis, colorum et umbrae / Johann Heinrich Lambert ; with introductoray monograph and notes by David L. Di

Author: David L. DiLaura

Book Description:

The original Latin work, written by Johann Heinrich Lambert and published in 1760, laid the foundations for applied illuminating engineering. This English translation, by David DiLaura, makes the work accessible to an English language audience. As impressive as the translation itself, the introductory monograph lays the foundations for photometry before Lambert and summarizes works that followed through the beginning of modern photometrics. By selecting this book, I wish to honor the roots of my discipline and to pay tribute to David DiLaura, a mentor and friend.


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