Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

The Sick Rose -  Richard Barnett - published by Thames and Hudson
Thames and Hudson

The Sick Rose - Richard Barnett - published by Thames and Hudson

The Sick Rose documents the illustration of disease and the material frailties of the human condition in the 19th century. In the time before photography, during industrialization and the renewal of urban disease which accompanied it, this morbidly beautiful volume depicts an alarming wealth of disorders through painstakingly detailed and accurate images. Richard Barnett  describes the exacting process of capturing the minutia of the body in crisis: meticulous observation and exploration of cadavers and collaboration between medical, artistic and publishing professions. The bulk of the images derive from rare medical textbooks of the time now in the collection of The Welcome Institute who are associate publishers. The book itself is wonderfully designed: succeeding in conveying the wealth of diverse material with real clarity and elegance. A genuine curiosity with many levels of content, medical, social, philosophical and aesthetic.