Introduction to the Art of Chemistry – no previous experience required
Compiling the Art of Chemistry – no previous experience required – has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Moreover, the challenges it presented, both intellectual and creative, led me to ponder the much-debated relationship between art and science.
Though it is an association I have considered in the past, it was not one in which I had reached a definite conclusion. Until now. As this book’s title suggests – in that they both invoke human emotions, drive our imaginations, help describe our existence, and lead to a better understanding of the Universe – I agree that science is art and art is science.
The phrase ‘I did not know what I did not know’ has become something of a cliché, but that is the background to my years of research and learning. I could not start with a structure; there were no chapter headings laid out in front of me. None of that was possible since I did not know what I did not know.