The Smell of Risk: Environmental Disparities and Olfactory Aesthetics by Hsuan L. Hsu

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Our sense of smell is a uniquely visceral—and personal—form of experience. As Hsuan L. Hsu points out, smell has long been spurned by Western aesthetics as a lesser sense for its qualities of subjectivity, volatility, and materiality. But it is these very qualities that make olfaction a vital tool for sensing and staging environmental risk and inequality. Unlike the other senses, smell extends across space and reaches into our bodies. Hsu traces how writers, artists, and activists have deployed these embodied, biochemical qualities of smell in their efforts to critique and reshape modernity’s olfactory disparities.

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Art Scents : Exploring the Aesthetics of Smell and the Olfactory Arts by Larry Shiner

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Although the arts of incense and perfume making are among the oldest of human cultural practices, it is only in the last two decades that the use of odors in the creation of art has begun to attract attention under the rubrics of ‘olfactory art’ or ‘scent art.’ Continuer la lecture de « Art Scents : Exploring the Aesthetics of Smell and the Olfactory Arts by Larry Shiner »

Rencontre autour du livre de Chantal Jaquet : Philosophie du kôdô. Mercredi 28 novembre 2018 à 18h00 à la Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin

Rencontre autour du livre de Chantal Jaquet: Philosophie du kôdô. L’esthétique japonaise des fragrances en présence de l’auteure, avec Brigitte Munier (sociologue et anthropologue) et Didier Trotier (neurobiologiste) le mercredi 28 novembre 2018 à 18h00 à la Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 6 Place de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris. 

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