Article ID: CBB000831480

The Use of Artistic Analogies in Chemical Research and Education, Part 2 (2007)


This compilation presents examples of artistic artifacts that have served as successful visual analogies to aspects of chemistry. The authors have used them in various collegelevel chemistry classes, outreach programs and chemistry textbooks, as well as in journals and monographs. They include ancient Chinese, Turkish and Thai sculptures, modern sculptures and a medieval fresco. These examples illustrate the chemical concept of chirality, the periodic table of the elements and molecular systems such as buckminsterfullerene, nanotubes and quasicrystals.

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Authors & Contributors
Spector, Tami I.
Schummer, Joachim
Maar, Juergen Heinrich
Maar, Alexander
Rayner-Canham, Geoff
Kishore Dutta
Foundations of Chemistry
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Science and Education
World Scientific Publishing Co.
Reaktion Books
Oxford University Press
Indiana University Press
Ediciones Polifemo
Visual representation; visual communication
Science and art
Periodic system of the elements; periodic table
Science education and teaching
Science and culture
Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich
Hodgkin, Dorothy Crowfoot
Woody, Andrea I.
Urban, Charles
Semper, Gottfried
Meyer, Julius Lothar
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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