- An exciting new interdisciplinary work on the senses, providing an introduction and overview of the entire field of 'the senses' in a single volume
- 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.
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 book provides an introduction to the study of the senses and the arts. It contains over thirty chapters written by artists/practitioners, including, musicians, visual artists, a "sculptor for the blind", a celebrity chef, a choreographer, designers, and architects. It also includes chapters by leading neuroscientists and psychologists who study the senses, as well as chapters from scholars from the humanities, including, art history, anthropology, and cultural studies.
The book provides a unique interdisciplinary overview of the senses, ranging from the neuroscience of sensory processing in the body, to cultural influences on how the senses are used in society, to the role of the senses in the arts. The chapters are written by leading academics, artists and scientists, each of whom brings different perspectives and experiences to the book. Together, these chapters form a timely snapshot of research on the human senses which makes clear a number of common themes that run across the arts, humanities, and sciences.
The first book of its kind, 'Art and the Senses' will be a valuable tool for anyone interested in how the senses interact with eachother to create meaningful human experience.
Readership: Psychologists, neuroscientists interested in the senses; art historians and musicologists;
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Francesca Bacci: Making sense of art, making art of sense
2: Nicholas J. Wade: The Science and Art of the Sixth Sense
3: Geraldine A. Johnson: The Art of Touch in Early Modern Italy
4: Charles Spence: The multisensory perception of touch
5: Rosalyn Driscoll: Aesthetic Touch
6: Elio Franzini: Art, aesthetics and the senses
7: Francesca Bacci: Sculpture and touch?
8: Jennifer M. Barker: Touch and the Cinematic Experience
9: David Howes: Hearing Scents, Tasting Sights: Toward a Cross-Cultural Multi-Modal Theory of Aesthetics
10: Tim Jacob: The science of taste and smell
11: Charles Spence, Maya U. Shankar, and Heston Blumenthal: The Influence of hearing on eating, drinking and perception
12: Laura U. Marks: Thinking Multisensory Culture
13: Simon Shaw-Miller: Sighting Sound: Listening with Eyes Open
14: David Melcher and Massimiliano Zampini: The sight and sound of music: audio-visual interactions in science and the arts
15: David Melcher: Improvisation in time: The art of jazz- An interview with Greg Osby and Skip Hadden
16: Carol L. Krumhansl and Fred Lerdahl: Musical Tension
17: Guy Madison: Cause and affect. A functional perspective on music and emotion
18: Vic Muniz and David Melcher: The Mystery of Representation: a Conversation with Vic Muniz
19: David Melcher and Patrick Cavanagh: Pictorial cues in art and in visual perception
20: Ruggero Pierantoni: The many dimensions of the third one
21: Jeffrey M. Zacks & Joseph P. Magliano: Film, Narrative, and Cognitive Neuroscience
22: Vittorio Gallese: Mirror neurons and art
23: Amir Amedi, Lotfi B. Merabet, Noa Tal, Alvaro Pascual-Leone: Pictorial art beyond sight: revealing the mind of a blind painter
24: Dr Jamie Ward: Visual Music in Arts and Minds: Explorations with Synaesthesia
25: Cretien van Campen: Visual Music and Musical Paintings: The quest for synaesthesia in the arts
26: Ivar Hagendoorn: Dance, Choreography and the Brain
27: Beatriz Calvo-Merino & Patrick Haggard: Neuroaesthetic of performing arts
28: Hendrik N.J. Schifferstein & Paul Hekkert: Multi-Sensory Aesthetics in Product Design
29: Alberto Perez-Gomez: Architecture and the Body
30: Juhani Pallasmaa: Architecture and the existensial sense
31: Elena Pasquinelli: Multimodal, interactive media and the illusion of realit
Edited by Francesca Bacci, Research Fellow, Center for Mind and Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy, and David Melcher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento