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Geographies of urban sound / by Torsten Wissmann.

Wissmann, Torsten. (Author).
E-book E-book (2014.)
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Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Ashgate Publishing, 2014.

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  • ISBN: 9781472407702
  • ISBN: 1409462196
  • ISBN: 9781409462194
  • ISBN: 140946220X
  • ISBN: 9781409462200
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 3.3 Classifying Sounds in Different Ways3.4 Empirical Studies in Lisbon, London, and Austin; 4 Uses of Sound in the City; 4.1 Managing Sound in the Urban Environment; 4.2 Noise Perception vs. Noise in Urban Planning; 4.3 Branding a City Through Sound; 4.4 Touristic Potentials of Sound; 4.5 Sacred Silence; 5 Excursus: The Medial Creation of the City in Audio Drama; 5.1 Sound in Media; 5.2 Audio Drama -- The Three Investigators vs. Gabriel Burns; 6 Sound Is the City; 6.1 The Missing Sense; 6.2 Place-Based Sound; 6.3 Geographies of Urban Sound; 6.4 Breaking the Sound Barrier; Bibliography; Index.
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; About the Author; Acknowledgements; Listen Up!; 1 Thoughts on Sound and the City; 1.1 Individual Perception as Basic Requirement; 1.2 Sense of Place: Concept and Multidisciplinary Theoretical Approaches; 1.3 Geographical Studies on Sense of Place and Sound; 1.4 Sound in the Humanities; 2 Sound Effects; 2.1 Various Effects of Sound on the Urban Dweller; 2.2 Unwanted Sounds; 2.3 Wanted Sounds; 2.4 The Absence of Sound; 2.5 The Individual Soundscape; 3 Sound in the City; 3.1 Soundscape Studies in Acoustic Ecology; 3.2 Sound Recording in the Field.
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Summary: Taking into account both the urban soundscape and the impacts of sound on the urban dweller, this book examines sound not as a by-product of urban life, but as a fundamental part of the urban experience that is crucial to understanding the city's sense of place. Illustrated by case studies from Europe and North America, these range from on-site measurements to the construction of audio tours for local tourism, from media analysis of popular culture audio drama to sound-identity and city branding, and from the classification of noise in city planning to a consideration of the complex relationsh.
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Citation: Wissmann, Torsten. "Geographies of urban sound." Farnham, Surrey, England ; Ashgate Publishing, 2014.
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