Sensory studies arises at the conjuncture (and within) the fields of anthropology • sociology • history • archeology • geography • communications • religion • philosophy • literature • art history • museology • film • mixed media • performance • phenomenology • disability • aesthetics • architecture • urbanism • design

Sensory Studies can also be divided along sensory lines into, for example, visual culture, auditory culture (or sound studies), smell culture, taste culture and the culture of touch, not to mention the sixth sense (however it might be defined)

Picture Gallery

From medieval tapestries like “The Lady and the Unicorn” (with its famous allegory of the senses) to contemporary advertising imagery, and from anatomical drawings to sculpture parks, the iconography of the senses is an extremely rich and fascinating topic. This space is devoted to building up a gallery of such representations with commentary.

Click on the image to view the full-size image and commentary.

If there is a sensory representation you would like to propose and comment on for this gallery, please submit documentation (including a copy of the image) to Securing permission for the reproduction of the image is the responsibility of the contributor.