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Senses of Place, MoS 2015

Pietro Paolini's Allegory of the Five Senses

Pietro Paolini’s Allegory of the Five Senses


Note: This is the fourth and final installment of our MoS Best of 2015 


Matters of Sense covered the final season of Mad Men, the world of books and bookstores, and the sordid politics of 2015.  As we wrap up our annual review, we come to the sweet spot: our fascination with senses of place.  LG looked at changes in Atlanta  — especially the BeltLine and Ponce City Market — and revisited Asheville, “Beer City USA.”Our Senior Travel Correspondent, Brian Ingrassia, spun gold from his vinyl collection as he explored the cultural landscape of West Texas.  Sensory history, too, got some close-ups. The historian Adam Mack at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago generously explicated his new book, Sensing Chicago.


So, if you missed any of these adventures in space, taste and place, here’s a second chance. Indulge!


LG, The Sensory Historian in the Jungle: An Interview with Adam Mack


Brian M. Ingrassia, Steely Dan Postmodern: A Meditation on Sonic and Visual Artifice 


LG, Read your Senses


LG, The Museum of Mud: Sensory History and World War I


Brian M. Ingrassia, Gunning the Throttle for the Llano Estacado: The Epistemic Amarillo


Brian M. Ingrassia, New South Cocktail: The Terroir of the Jack & Coke


Brian M. Ingrassia, A Trip to ZZ Top’s Tejas


LG, Lovetown: Welcome Back to Asheville 


LG, The BeltLine: A Life Saver?


LG, Is Ponce City Market Renewing Atlanta?







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