Initiated by the late Victoria Henshaw, Designing with Smell tackles the extensive field of design, from art and entertainment to architecture and urbanism.With contributions from 40 different specialists from various academic disciplines and professions, this book will not only prove to be an inestimable resource for all researchers in the field of olfaction and sensory studies but also a practical guide for anyone interested in developing projects involving smell; there are numerous and detailed examples of the current use of smell in design and artistic practices but also in education, therapy, retailing, history, technology, etc. Illustrated with black and white pictures of artworks as well as drawings and diagrams, the book also comes with a useful index to guide readers through its dense content, emphasizing the countless and protean possibilities olfaction has yet to offer.
Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges, Victoria Henshaw, Kate McLean, Dominic Medway, Chris Perkins, Gary Warnaby, Routledge , 2017, 286 pages, £44.99
This review has been published in Nez, the olfactory magazine – #04 – Art and Perfume. This issue is available on www.nez-editions.us for North America and on the Auparfum Ship for other countries.