Sensory Arts and Design

Sensory Arts and Design

by Ian Heywood (Editor)


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350080102
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2018
Series: Sensory Studies
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ian Heywood is Research Fellow at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, UK

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors

Ian Heywood, LICA, Lancaster University, UK

Part 1: Sensory Arts and Design, New Technologies and the Urban Environment

1. Shadowplay: Liberation and Exhilaration in Cities at Night
Nick Dunn, LICA, Lancaster University, UK

The Role of Playfulness ans Sensory Experiences in Design for Public Health and for Ageing Well
Emmanuel Tsekleves, Imagination Lancaster, Lancaster University, UK and Andy Darby, LICA, Lancaster University, UK

3. Can We Give Ourselves Extra Senses? Exploring Sensory Augmentation
Naomi Jacobs, LICA, Lancaster University, UK, and Jonny Huck, Manchester University, UK

4. Sonifying Memory: Creative Approaches to Representing Socially Constructed Soundscapes
Linda O'Keeffe, LICA, Lancaster University, UK

Part 2: The Range of Sensory Arts and Design: Extensions, Realizations and Capacities

5. Scented Colours: The Role of Olfaction in Futurism and Olfactory (Re-)constructions
Caro Verbeek, Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands

6. Museums of Good Taste, Artworks of Good Taste: Gastronomic Contemporary Art
Mark Clintberg, Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada

7. The 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial: The State of Sensory Design
Joy Malnar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

8. Music: Seeing and Feeling With the Ears
Alan Marsden and Richard Leadbeater, LICA, Lancaster University UK

Part 3: Vision, Touch and Technologies of Sense

9. Art Spectatorship and the Senses: An Eye Movement Analysis Exploring the Experience of Viewing Paintings and Reproductions
Beth Harland, LICA, Lancaster University, UK and Nick Donnelly, University of Southampton, UK

10. Sensing Atoms and Bits
Paul Coulton, Imagination Lancaster, Lancaster University, UK

11. Drawn Away from Vision: Encounters with the Unseen
Sarah Casey and Gerry Davies, LICA, Lancaster University, UK

12. From Impressionism to Opticality: An Episode in the Sensory History of Art
Ian Heywood, LICA, Lancaster University, UK

13. A Choreography of the Senses: The Painter's Studio
Pip Dickens, LICA, Lancaster University, UK


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