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Mechanical sound : technology, culture, and public problems of noise in the twentieth century

Author: Karin Bijsterveld
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008
Series: Inside technology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing efforts to control unwanted sound--the noise of industry, city traffic, gramophones and radios, and aircraft--from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Bijsterveld
ISBN: 9780262026390 0262026392
OCLC Number: 488805500
Notes: Listening to technology. Infernal din, heavenly tunes : repertoires of dramatizing sound. A continuous buzz : the ongoing charge of industrial noise. Instruments of torture : traffic noise as uncivilized behavior. The art of noises : the celebration and control of mechanical sound in music. A wall of sound : the gramophone, the radio, and the noise of neighbors. A booming business : the search for a practical aircraft noise index. A sound history of technological culture
Description: xii, 350 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Listening to technology --
Infernal din, heavenly tunes : repertoires of dramatizing sound --
A continuous buzz : the ongoing charge of industrial noise --
Instruments of torture : traffic noise as uncivilized behavior --
The art of noises : the celebration and control of mechanical sound in music --
A wall of sound : the gramophone, the radio, and the noise of neighbors --
A booming business : the search for a practical aircraft noise index --
A sound history of technological culture.
Series Title: Inside technology
Responsibility: Karin Bijsterveld
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"Complaints about noise are as much a part of modern sound culture as noise itself, and yet we know little of the history of noise. Karin Bijsterveld's Mechanical Sound changes all that; it is Read more...

 
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