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vega33
06-05-2010, 03:17 AM
Has anyone here read Karl von Eckarthausem's writings "Chemical Experiments in the Radical Decomposition of Substances, Especially of Metals" and "Practical Instruction in Metallic Decomposition"? If so, I'd love to hear other peoples insights into them.

These are extremely difficult to find online (although I have a printed copy) and his language is very deliberately abstruse in places. However, what I can understand of his writings is very interesting. Much of what he says about the white-earth, light-matter etc certainly seems to shed some interesting light (unintentional pun) on the colors of the work.