Chemical Manipulation, Being Instructions to Students in Chemistry was written by the English scientist Michael Faraday (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867). Faraday was a pioneer in the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. The concept of electro chemistry had first been proposed in the late 18th century by the Italian physician and anatomist Luigi Galvani (September 9, 1737 – December 4, 1798). In 1780, he discovered that the muscles of dead frog’s legs twitched when struck by an electrical spark. Galvani’s work by 1827 had progressed from the scientific fantastic to the serious field of scientific enquiry. Faraday’s main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. The plaque also includes Michael Faraday’s signature. The image is an original ofgraveconcern creation based upon steampunk anatomy and scientific experiment.
Chemical Manipulation. 1827
Recreation of titlepage with original illustrations. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.
Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"