Senses and the City

An interdisciplinary approach to urban sensescapes

Edited by: Eva Heuberger, Ruth Mateus-Berr, Lukas Marcel Vosicky, Madalina Diaconu

The papers collected in this volume discuss the sensory dimension of cityscapes, with focus on touch and smell. Both have been traditionally considered "lower senses" and thus unworthy of being cultivated - objects of social prohibitions and targets of suppressing strategies in modern architecture and city planning. The book brings together approaches from anthropology, aesthetics, the theory of architecture, art and design research, psychophysiology, ethology, analytic chemistry, etc. (Series: Austria: Forschung und Wissenschaft - Interdisziplinar - Vol. 4)

288 pages

Publication Date: 1/13/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643502483