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The Museum Retouched: From Empire of Sight to Sensory Playground

Constance Classen

Constance Classen is Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada and director of an interdisciplinary project on art, museums, and the senses. She is the editor of The Book of Touch (Berg, 2005), and the author of, among other works, Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures (1993) and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), as well as The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... particularly disturbed by female handling, suggesting that the touch of working-class women was at the bottom of the tactile hierarchy [see Classen 2012: ch. 4].) Making a similar point, the author of ‘London Exhibitions’ noted that ‘in...

Introduction: The Transformation of Perception

Constance Classen

Constance Classen is Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada and director of an interdisciplinary project on art, museums, and the senses. She is the editor of The Book of Touch (Berg, 2005), and the author of, among other works, Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures (1993) and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), as well as The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... middle classes there was a good deal more physicality and horse-play than their reputation for primness suggests (see Classen 2012: 187–8).This diversity of sensations and sensibilities was characteristic of an age of sharp contrasts...

Art and the Senses

Constance Classen

Constance Classen is Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada and director of an interdisciplinary project on art, museums, and the senses. She is the editor of The Book of Touch (Berg, 2005), and the author of, among other works, Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures (1993) and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), as well as The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... (Classen 2005a). “Women’s work”: nineteenth-century Irish crochet lace. Samuel L. Goldenberg, Lace, its Origin and History, Project Gutenberg ebook 38973. The emphasis on the visual values of fine arts supported the concurrent...

The Lure of the Unseen: Egyptian Mummies

Constance Classen

Constance Classen is Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada and director of an interdisciplinary project on art, museums, and the senses. She is the editor of The Book of Touch (Berg, 2005), and the author of, among other works, Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures (1993) and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), as well as The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... notions of sanctity and sin (see Classen 1998: ch. 2). Times had changed, however, and Granville and his fellow scientists used their senses as tools for empirical analysis. Smell and taste, along with sight and touch, were enlisted to help...

Introduction

Constance Classen

Constance Classen is Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada and director of an interdisciplinary project on art, museums, and the senses. She is the editor of The Book of Touch (Berg, 2005), and the author of, among other works, Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures (1993) and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), as well as The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... falls within the field of the history of the senses, which seeks to understand the corporeal experiences and practices of past eras within the social and material contexts of the time (i.e. Smith 2004, 2007; Classen 1993, 2014).The focus...

A Taste of Heaven: Relics and Rarities

Constance Classen

Constance Classen is Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada and director of an interdisciplinary project on art, museums, and the senses. She is the editor of The Book of Touch (Berg, 2005), and the author of, among other works, Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures (1993) and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), as well as The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... to be through touch, and, particularly, through a kiss (see Classen 2012: 35–45, 50–1). A sixteenth-century account of a visit to the shrine of Thomas Becket describes a whole series of devotional kisses being performed by pilgrims. The sword...

Conversation Pieces: The Arundel Collection

Constance Classen

Constance Classen is Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada and director of an interdisciplinary project on art, museums, and the senses. She is the editor of The Book of Touch (Berg, 2005), and the author of, among other works, Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures (1993) and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), as well as The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The entrance of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is populated with still white bodies. They line the walls of a long gallery, attracting scant attention from the visitors who pass through on their way to the more alluring remains of ancient...

The Feel of a Rembrandt: Paintings and Sculptures

Constance Classen

Constance Classen is Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada and director of an interdisciplinary project on art, museums, and the senses. She is the editor of The Book of Touch (Berg, 2005), and the author of, among other works, Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures (1993) and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), as well as The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... and portraits often featured male spectators and female representations. The pervasiveness of this typology means that female touches have largely been erased from art history (see Pollock 2013; Parker 2010; Classen 2005). While Ovid’s account...

A Trail of Scent: The Afterlife of Collections

Constance Classen

Constance Classen is Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada and director of an interdisciplinary project on art, museums, and the senses. She is the editor of The Book of Touch (Berg, 2005), and the author of, among other works, Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures (1993) and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (1998), as well as The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... of prestige and power (see Classen, Howes and Synnott 1994). An aristocratic, expensively perfumed visitor to the galleries at Arundel House would therefore have invested a distinguished collection with scents of distinction. Scents might...