Art and the Senses
Edited by Francesca Bacci & David Melcher
Art and the Senses is an exciting new interdisciplinary work on the senses, providing an introduction and overview of the entire field of ‘the senses’ in a single volume.
In recent years, there has been a re-discovery of the importance of sensory experience in our daily lives. The senses play a vital role in our health, in our social interactions, and in enjoying food, music, and the arts.
This fascinating book provides a timely snapshot of research on the human senses and covers a wide range of topics, from the neuroscience of sensory processing in the body and cultural influences on how the senses are used in society, to the role of the senses in the arts.
As the first book of its kind, Art and the Senses will be a valuable tool for anyone interested in how the senses interact with each other to create meaningful human experience.
- Thirty chapters written by artists and practitioners, including musicians, visual artists, a ‘sculptor for the blind’, a choreographer, designers and Heston Blumenthal
- Fully illustrated, helping to show how the senses work – using reproductions from famous artworks as examples
- Multisensory in its focus, reflecting a growing interest in multisensory interaction in the arts, sciences and humanities - this is the first book to bring all of these trends together.
978-0-19-923060-0 | Hardback | (PD) 18th August
Francesca Bacci is Research Fellow, Center for Mind and Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy David Melcher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento
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