Chemistry of Art

Chemistry of Art : Learning Science Through the Fine Arts

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This is a textbook for teaching key chemistry concepts through art, art history and art preservation, in order to meet the needs of colleges requiring a general education science course for non-science majors. There are wonderful connections between the two fields of chemistry and art and nearly every single aspects of the chemical science can be related directly to real life-art applications. The book avoids mathematical explanations to better suit the non-science major audience, focusing on a conceptual yet practical understanding of chemistry. It covers every important general chemistry topic without the requirement to know the maths. It includes complete coverage of all art media in one source. It also includes art examples within the 'hard science' chapters. It features online Lab Manual of experiments bridging the art/chemistry gap. It also features Online Instructor's Resource Manual.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 642 pages
  • 222 x 281mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 190 illustrations (190 in full color)
  • 0123813719
  • 9780123813718

Table of contents

Introduction: The interface of art and chemistry.

The World of Matter. Metallic Art and Solids. How atoms combine. Natural Organic Compounds in Art. Light and Vision. A First Look at Chemical Reactions. Origins of Color. Classical Paint Pigments. Modern Paint Pigments. Binders for Pigments. Paper. Photography. Dyes and Fibers. Body Art. Stone, Glass, and Ceramics. Gemstones. Metallurgy. Art Forgery: Two Case Studies. Art Conservation and Restoration
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