Tropics of Meta continues its streak of intriguing and off beat booklists with a list of the best books on Sensory Studies. The list focuses on art history books that put the senses in a "social and cultural context." These books are part art history, history, sociology, science and anthropology. Fascinating stuff. Check out the DailyHistory.org Bookshelf which includes all of our favorite books from Powell's Bookstore.
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It is truly rare to become captivated by more than one piece in an artist’s collection. However, the same cannot be said of one of Canada’s most overlooked abstract artists, whose works are a series of alluring glimpses not only into his riveting imagination, but also his philosophy. 647 more words
Why was the Bard of Avon so frequently on the agenda of avant-garde writers in Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Ireland? This volume explores the rich and diverse landscape of Shakespearean encounters in the tormented aesthetics of pre- and post-World War I Europe. 250 more words
“Social tolerance is necessary for effective cultural transmission of technological innovations and other behaviors … [S]hifts in social tolerance can relatively quickly and profoundly change behaviors because they allow individuals to utilize preexisting cognitive abilities in a new set of contexts.”- Study by Robert L. Cieri