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Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?: Experiencing Aural Architecture

Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?: Experiencing Aural Architecture

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Blesser, Barry and Linda-Ruth Salter

Cl. Cambridge, 2006

Book ID: 70767

Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter examine auditory spatial awareness: experiencing space by attentive listening. Every environment has an aural architecture. The audible attributes of physical space have always contributed to the fabric of human culture, as demonstrated by prehistoric multimedia cave paintings, classical Greek open-air theaters, Gothic cathedrals, acoustic geography of French villages, modern music reproduction, and virtual spaces in home theaters. Auditory spatial awareness is a prism that reveals a culture's attitudes toward hearing and space.

544 pp., 20 illus.