Chemistry Art

Author: Alfred Bader
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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Alfred Bader's achievements—as the founder of one of the most important companies in its field in the world, as a collector and dealer in Old Master paintings, and as a legendary philanthropist—make for fascinating reading. This book begins where Alfred Bader's first autobiography, Adventures of a Chemist Collector, ended: with the boardroom coup in which he was dismissed from the chemical company he had built up from the ground. Bader now turns his enormous energy to Old Master paintings, in which he had become interested at a young age and in which he by now has the means to invest. The chapters that follow are roughly chronological, with some devoted to particularly meaningful paintings or groups of paintings, memorable auctions, mysteries, or discoveries relating to the artworks in the Bader Collection, while others are dedicated to friends, family, love, religion, charity, and, occasionally, chemistry.

Roald Hoffmann On The Philosophy Art And Science Of Chemistry

Author: Jeffrey Kovac
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912580
Size: 19.10 MB
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Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann's contributions to chemistry are well known. Less well known, however, is that over a career that spans nearly fifty years, Hoffmann has thought and written extensively about a wide variety of other topics, such as chemistry's relationship to philosophy, literature, and the arts, including the nature of chemical reasoning, the role of symbolism and writing in science, and the relationship between art and craft and science. In Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry, Jeffrey Kovac and Michael Weisberg bring together twenty-eight of Hoffmann's most important essays. Gathered here are Hoffmann's most philosophically significant and interesting essays and lectures, many of which are not widely accessible. In essays such as "Why Buy That Theory," "Nearly Circular Reasoning," "How Should Chemists Think," "The Metaphor, Unchained," "Art in Science," and "Molecular Beauty," we find the mature reflections of one of America's leading scientists. Organized under the general headings of Chemical Reasoning and Explanation, Writing and Communicating, Art and Science, Education, and Ethics, these stimulating essays provide invaluable insight into the teaching and practice of science.

The Chemistry Of Art

Author: Martyn Berry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9781857092820
Size: 46.21 MB
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This resource pack outlines a range of cross-curricular activities that are possible through the close relationship of art and chemistry.

Chemistry As Art

Author: LinShu Liu
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594545856
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It can be said that in the fundamental understanding of the inner mechanisms of chemical processes, the virtuosity of application of certain investigatory methods to disclose the process mechanisms is true art. This new and unique presentation offers such a collection of papers.

The Art Of Chemistry

Author: Arthur Greenberg
Size: 57.79 MB
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An illustrated history of chemistry introduces the unique characters, sometimes bizarre theories, and novel experiments that produced the modern science.

Synthetic Worlds

Author: Esther Leslie
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861895542
Size: 61.21 MB
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This revealing study considers the remarkable alliance between chemistry and art from the late eighteenth century to the period immediately following the Second World War. Synthetic Worlds offers fascinating new insights into the place of the material object and the significance of the natural, the organic, and the inorganic in Western aesthetics. Esther Leslie considers how radical innovations in chemistry confounded earlier alchemical and Romantic philosophies of science and nature while profoundly influencing the theories that developed in their wake. She also explores how advances in chemical engineering provided visual artists with new colors, surfaces, coatings, and textures, thus dramatically recasting the way painters approached their work. Ranging from Goethe to Hegel, Blake to the Bauhaus, Synthetic Worlds ultimately considers the astonishing affinities between chemistry and aesthetics more generally. As in science, progress in the arts is always assured, because the impulse to discover is as immutable and timeless as the drive to create.

Nanoscience For The Conservation Of Works Of Art

Author: Piero Baglioni
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1782626085
Size: 80.51 MB
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Understanding the chemistry behind works of art and heritage materials presents an opportunity to apply scientific techniques to their conservation and restoration. Manipulation of materials at the nanoscale affords greater accuracy and minimal disturbance to the original work, while efficiently combating the affects of time and environment. This book meets the growing demand for an all-encompassing handbook to instruct on the use of today's science on mankind's cultural heritage. The editors have pioneered modern techniques in art conservation over the last four decades, and have brought together expertise from across the globe. Each chapter presents the theoretical background to the topic in question, followed by practical information on its application and relevant case studies. Introductory chapters present the science behind the physical composition of art materials. Four chapters explore various cleaning techniques now, followed by four chapters describing the application of inorganic nanomaterials. Each chapter is fully referenced to the primary literature and offers suggestions for further reading. Professional conservators and scientists alike will find this essential reading, as will postgraduate students in the fields of materials and colloid science, art restoration and nanoscience.

Chemistry Of Art

Author: Christine Jaworek-lopes
ISBN: 9780123813718
Size: 38.33 MB
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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. covers every important general chemistry topic without the requirement to know the maths. complete coverage of all art media in one source includes art examples within the 'hard science' chapters online Lab Manual of experiments bridging the art/chemistry gap Online Instructor's Resource Manual.