Volume 2 of the Handbook of Colorant Chemistry focuses on paints, painting and drawing systems used by the painter and craftsman. It describes in detail structure of oil, watercolor, acrylic and ceramic paints, inks, toners, and other drawing systems. From presenting molecular compositions of common paints and inks to a historical look at color chemistry, the author offers an in-depth look at the world of color. The complementary "Volume 1: Dyes and Pigments Fundamentals" (ISBN 978-3-11-077699-7) focuses on paints, painting and drawing systems used by the painter and craftsman. The book is supplemented by a comprehensive bibliography with references to standard works, monographs, and original papers. The reader is provided with a unique overview of the fi eld of color chemistry.