Friday, January 14, 2011

The Sense of Smell is Invisible

What is interesting about the sense of smell is that it is connected to everything else. It is a connecting sense. And in terms of academic research, it's wonderful because it is so interdisciplinary.

-Hans Rindisbacher

Author of The Smell of Books: A Cultural-Historical Study of Olfactory Perception in Literature

Professor of German
Chair, Dept. of German & Russian
Pomona College, Claremont, California

Rindisbacher's current research is in Soviet perfumery from socio-historic perspectives. It includes how the ideal of the feminine changes in controlled political climates, as do relationships to perfumery and cosmetics.

A previous article click here


Art does not reproduce the visible, rather, it makes visible.   - Paul Klee

photos: Lura Astor