Chemistry and Art Books


Chemistry and Art is the theme of 2014 at the Royal Society of Chemistry, and there are plenty of publications and events to help provide insight into the relationship between the two disciplines.

Here is a collection of chemistry and art related books published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Science and Art

Science and Art

Copyright: 2014
Antonio Sgamellotti

A series of case studies to show how the cooperation between science and humanities can lead to the developments in knowledge and conservation of paintings.



Colour Chemistry

Colour Chemistry

Copyright: 2014
Robert Christie

This book provides a revised and up-to-date insight into how the fundamental principles of the chemistry of colour are applied in dyes and pigments which make our world so colourful.



Archaeological Chemistry

Archaeological Chemistry

Copyright: 2008
A Mark Pollard

This book enables scientists to tackle the fundamental issues of chemical change in the archaeological materials, in order to advance the study of the past.



Conservation Science

Conservation Science

Copyright: 2007
Eric May

This book provides an essential guide and reference source for those working in all areas of heritage conservation.



Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

Copyright: 2008
Philip J Potts

This book brings together the knowledge and expertise of internationally recognised scientists with practical experience of in situ analysis using portable X-ray fluorescence technology.



Analytical Archaeometry

Analytical Archaeometry

Copyright: 2012
Howell Edwards

Analytical Archaeometry describes this interesting and challenging field of research - on the border between natural sciences (chemistry, spectroscopy, biology, geology) and humanities (archaeology, (art-)history, conservation sciences).



Nanoscience for the Conservation of Works of Art

Nanoscience for the Conservation of Works of Art

Copyright: 2013
Piero Baglioni

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.



The Chemistry of Art

The Chemistry of Art

Copyright: 2000
Martyn Berry

Produced in collaboration with the National Gallery, this resource pack outlines a range of activities for pre- and post-16 students of chemistry and art.