Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Aroma: The Cultural History Of Smell

Classen, Howes and Synnott



A wide ranging study of the cultural uses and meanings of aroma throughout history. The authors illustrate their observations with a rich and ecclectic selection of examples from historical and anthropological record to present day industrial practice and comercial perfumery.


In analyzing the role of scent and olfaction throughout human culture the authors detail numerous instances in which location, occasion, sexual identity and cultural significance is conveyed and perceived through smell alone. The complex part our sense of smell plays in our locating ourselves both physically and culturally within differing environments and inter personal encounters is both profound and generally overlooked.

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