The Acoustic City

Matthew Gandy / BJ Nilsen (eds.)

16,8 x 22 cm
224 pages, one CD and num. col.
ISBN 978-3-86859-271-9

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How does sound shape urban life? What do soundscapes reveal about the experience of modernity? This innovative essay collection explores a series of critical themes including the diversity of urban soundscapes; acoustic flânerie and different ways of listening to the city; the emergence of specific associations between place, music, and sound; and the acoustic ecology of architecture, landscape and urban design. The collection and accompanying CD will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines including architecture, cultural studies, geography, musicology, and urban sociology.

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