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The Sound of Architecture: Acoustic Atmospheres in Place

Author/EditorSioli, Angeliki (Author)
Kiourtsoglou, Elisavet (Author)
ISBN: 9789462703216
Pub Date18/05/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages304
Dimensions (mm)230(h) * 170(w)
How sound and its atmospheres transform architecture.
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How sound and its atmospheres transform architecture.

Acoustic atmospheres can be fleeting, elusive, or short-lived. Sometimes they are constant, but more often they change from one moment to the next, forming distinct impressions each time we visit certain places. Stable or dynamic, acoustic atmospheres have a powerful effect on our spatial experience, sometimes even more so than architecture itself. This book explores the acoustic atmospheres of diverse architectural environments, in terms of scale, function, location, or historic period—providing an overview of how acoustic atmospheres are created, perceived, experienced, and visualized. Contributors explore how sound and its atmospheres transform architecture and space. Their essays demonstrate that sound is a tangible element in the design and staging of atmospheres and that it should become a central part of the spatial explorations of architects, designers, and urban planners.

The Sound of Architecture will be of interest to architectural historians, theorists, students, and practicing architects, who will discover how acoustic atmospheres can be created without complex and specialized engineering. It will also be of value to scholars working in the field of history of emotions, as it offers evocative descriptions of acoustic atmospheres from diverse cultures and time periods.

Contributors: Anna Ulrikke Andersen (University of Oxford), Timothy Carey (Independent Scholar), Ricardo L. Castro (McGill University), Joseph L. Clarke (University of Toronto), Carlotta Darò (ENSA Paris-Malaquais), Michael de Beer (Independent Scholar), James Deaville (Carleton University), Ross K. Elfline (Carleton College), Clemens Finkelstein (Princeton University), Federica Goffi (Carleton University), Klaske Havik (TU Delft), Paul Holmquist (Louisiana State University), Pamela Jordan (University of Amsterdam), Elisavet Kiourtsoglou (University of Thessaly), Alberto Pérez-Gómez (McGill University), Cécile Regnault (Lyon School of Architecture), Angeliki Sioli (TU Delft), Karen Van Lengen (University of Virginia), Michael Windover (Carleton University).

This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

How sound and its atmospheres transform architecture.

Acoustic atmospheres can be fleeting, elusive, or short-lived. Sometimes they are constant, but more often they change from one moment to the next, forming distinct impressions each time we visit certain places. Stable or dynamic, acoustic atmospheres have a powerful effect on our spatial experience, sometimes even more so than architecture itself. This book explores the acoustic atmospheres of diverse architectural environments, in terms of scale, function, location, or historic period—providing an overview of how acoustic atmospheres are created, perceived, experienced, and visualized. Contributors explore how sound and its atmospheres transform architecture and space. Their essays demonstrate that sound is a tangible element in the design and staging of atmospheres and that it should become a central part of the spatial explorations of architects, designers, and urban planners.

The Sound of Architecture will be of interest to architectural historians, theorists, students, and practicing architects, who will discover how acoustic atmospheres can be created without complex and specialized engineering. It will also be of value to scholars working in the field of history of emotions, as it offers evocative descriptions of acoustic atmospheres from diverse cultures and time periods.

Contributors: Anna Ulrikke Andersen (University of Oxford), Timothy Carey (Independent Scholar), Ricardo L. Castro (McGill University), Joseph L. Clarke (University of Toronto), Carlotta Darò (ENSA Paris-Malaquais), Michael de Beer (Independent Scholar), James Deaville (Carleton University), Ross K. Elfline (Carleton College), Clemens Finkelstein (Princeton University), Federica Goffi (Carleton University), Klaske Havik (TU Delft), Paul Holmquist (Louisiana State University), Pamela Jordan (University of Amsterdam), Elisavet Kiourtsoglou (University of Thessaly), Alberto Pérez-Gómez (McGill University), Cécile Regnault (Lyon School of Architecture), Angeliki Sioli (TU Delft), Karen Van Lengen (University of Virginia), Michael Windover (Carleton University).

This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

Angeliki Sioli is assistant professor at the Department of Architecture, TU Delft. Elisavet Kiourtsoglou is lecturer at the Department of Culture, Creative Media and Industries, University of Thessaly.

Acknowledgements Angeliki Sioli and Elisavet Kiourtsoglou Introduction 01. Atmospheres that Touch Angeliki Sioli and Elisavet Kiourtsoglou Section #01: Room Vibrations 02. Listening with Christian Norberg-Schulz: Sonic Experience and Music Theory in his Writings Anna Ulrikke Andersen 03. Setting the Tone in Early 20th-century North American Living Rooms: The Parlor Piano Michael Windover and James Deaville 04. Playing to the Room: The Recording Studio as Instrument Timothy Carey 05. Vibe, c. 1969: The Technicity of Operative Ambience in Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios Clemens Finkelstein 06. Resonant Rooms as Tuning Forks: Architectural Implications of Sound Art Ross K. Elfline Section #02: Building Pitches 07. The Happiness of the World at its Birth: Acoustic Atmosphere in the 'General Effect' of Ledoux's Theater of Besancon Paul Holmquist 08. Acoustics at 1:10: Miniaturizing Atmosphere Carlotta Daro 09. The Electronic Campanile at Ronchamp Joseph L. Clarke 10. Chromesthesia and the Multiverse of Listening in Music and Architecture: Luigi Nono in Collaboration with Renzo Piano Federica Goffi 11. Tools of Immersion: Drawing the Acoustic Atmosphere of the Philips Pavilion Elisavet Kiourtsoglou Section #03: City Tunes 12. The Instrumentarium of Kircher: Premises of a Universal Phonurgy Cecile Regnault 13. Dissolving in the Air: Mrs. Dalloway's Sonorous Modern London Angeliki Sioli 14. Lacrimae Rerum and Tears of Memory: Sonic Encounters in the Public Realm Karen Van Lengen 15. The Border between Sound and Silence: Sonic Preservation at the Berlin Wall Pamela Jordan 16. Listen and Write! Addressing Urban Soundscapes in Architectural Education Klaske Havik and Michael de Beer Echoes 17. On Atmospheres and Other Difficulties: A Conversation with Alberto Perez-Gomez Angeliki Sioli 18. Places where Silence is Eloquent Ricardo L. Castro About the Editors About the Authors List of illustrations Bibliography Index Color Plates

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