Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture

ISBN-10: 026251317X

ISBN-13: 9780262513173

Edition: 2009

Authors: Barry Blesser, Linda-Ruth Salter, B. Blesser

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List price: $55.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

As a former Professor at MIT and a founder of digital audio, Barry Blesser has spent the last 40 years working at the junction of audio, acoustics, perception, and cognitive psychology.

Linda-Ruth Salter, Ph.D., is an independent scholar who has spent the last 25 years focusing on the interdisciplinary relationship of art, space, culture, and technology.

A Personal Perspective
Introduction to Aural Architecture
Auditory Spatial Awareness
Introduction to Hearing Space
The Social Components of Aural Architecture
Navigating Space by Listening
Aural Enrichments in Architecture
Application of Spatiality Principles
Aural Space from Prehistory to Present
The Aural Experience of Space as a Cultural Filter
Auditory Awareness as an Extension of Religion
Social Forces Influence Aural Spaces
Industrialization Creates New Aural Attitudes
Aural Arts and Musical Spaces
Musical Space as an Artistic Abstraction
Enclosures Produce Temporal and Spatial Spreading
Abstract Dimensions and Artistic Concepts
Inventing Virtual Spaces for Music
Artistic Dimensions of Space and Location
Artistic Implications of Technical Issues
Art and Engineering Converge in Enveloping Sound
Scientific Perspectives on Spatial Acoustics
Evaluating the Aural Experience of Concert Halls
Scientific Models of Enclosed Spaces
Visiting the Inside of Reverberators
Spatial Innovators and Their Private Agendas
Social Values: Goals, Rewards, and Careers
Intellectual Frameworks: Assumptions and Paradigms
Auditory Spatial Awareness as Evolutionary Artifact
Evolutionary By-Products Define Modern Humans
Hearing as a Means for Navigating and Communicating
Interdependence of Biology, Nature, and Culture
Concluding Comments
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