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Journey Smell Map: Paris, 1790

McLean, Kate (2022) Journey Smell Map: Paris, 1790. (Unpublished) (KAR id:100312)


In the early years of the Revolution, Hallé was commissioned by the Royal Society of Medicine to undertake a sanitary survey of Paris in order to investigate its noxious smells, which were thought at the time to be a direct cause of disease. Hallé and Boncerf set out in the early morning on a 6-mile round-trip along the banks of the Seine. This practice-based research comprises a pictorial itinerary illustrating the key olfactory findings of Jean-Noel Hallé and Boncerf conveyed as a journey map in the style of an imaginary pilgrimage map from 1250 CE.

Item Type: Image
Uncontrolled keywords: smell, smell map, journey map, illustration, smellwalk, itinerary map
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
N Visual Arts
N Visual Arts > NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Kate McLean
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2023 14:54 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2023 11:04 UTC
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