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.

Touch Me!




Gregor Eichinger's work with the idea of the Benuzeroberfläche; the user interface or experience of architecture, raises a host of fascinating ideas. The neglect of sensory intellegence he identifies in current practice is beautifully explaned. This conversation with architect Eberhardt Tröger ranges over a wide area and is completed by a pictorial essay and some very instructive quotes from other sources. 


Inevitably this book dwells extensively on the sense of touch. The authors are proposing an entirely new approach to thinking about the haptic experience of design both for architecture and for objects such as furniture. They discuss the contrasting textures of old and new, of machine-made and hand-crafted, of the loved and worn and the unloved and broken. They talk about the experiencing of spaces, forms and surfaces as crucial to our wellbeing and to the richness of the environments we build.

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