Art, History and the Senses: 1830 to the Present

Art, History and the Senses: 1830 to the Present, edited by Patrizia Di Bello and Gabriel Koureas, is published this year by Ashgate.

Chapters include Victoria Carruthers, “Between Sound and Silence: John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and the Sculptures of Dorothea Tanning”; Alexander Dumbadze, “‘Can You Hear the Lights?’” and Nicola Foster, “Niki de Saint Phalle’s Hon: An Ethics through the Visual?”

According to the publisher: “From the nineteenth century onward, notions of synaesthesia and the multi-sensorial were important to a series of art movements from Symbolism to Futurism and Installations. The essays… consider how senses other than the visual have (or have not) affected the works’ meaning.”