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.

A Natural History of the Senses

Diane Ackerman

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1990

A wide ranging study of the senses through human history and culture. The author manages to weave science, anecdote and esoteric detail into a compelling account of our relationship to the world through the senses and the evolution and changing roles of one sense over another.

Structure

 Ackerman leads the reader through a concise history, current scientific thinking on and cultural analysis of each consecutive sense. This structure enables the book to be used as a detailed reference. The author frequently gets swept away by her own passions but this is forgivable when the end result is so useful.

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