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Artists, designers and researchers are increasingly seeking new ways to understand and explore the creative and practical significance of the senses.
This ground-breaking book brings art and design into the field of sensory studies providing a clear introduction to the field and outlining important developments and new directions.
A compelling exploration of both theory and practice, Sensory Arts and Design brings together a wide variety of examples from contemporary art and design which share a sensory dimension in their development or user experience.
Divided into three parts, the book examines the design applications of new technology with sensing capacities; the role of the senses in creating new imaginative environments; and the significance of the senses within different cultural practices.
The thirteen chapters cover a highly diverse range of issues - from the urban environment, architecture and soundscapes to gustatory art, multisensory perception in painting, music and drawing, and the relationship between vision and smell.
Initiated by Insight, a research group at Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts -widely recognised as a center of research excellence - the project brings together a team of experts from Britain, Europe and North America.
This timely book is destined to make a significant contribution to the scholarly development of this emerging field.
An important read for students and scholars in sensory studies, design, art, and visual culture.
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