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City of Noise Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris

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ISBN-10: 0252080785

ISBN-13: 9780252080784

Edition: 2015

Authors: Aimee Boutin

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Beloved as the city of light, Paris in the nineteenth century sparked the acclaim of poets and the odium of the bourgeois with its distinctive sounds. Street vendors bellowed songs known as the Cris de Paris that had been associated with their trades since the Middle Ages; musicians itinerant and otherwise played for change; and flâneurs-writers, fascinated with the city's underside, listened and recorded much about what they heard. Aimée Boutin tours the sonic space that orchestrated the different, often conflicting sound cultures that defined the street ambience of Paris. Mining accounts that range from guidebooks to verse, Boutin braids literary, cultural, and social history to…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 5/6/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.15" wide x 9.25" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English