The Art of Sound

The Art of Sound A Visual History for Audiophiles

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Publisher's Synopsis

Included in Electronic Sound magazine's Books of the Year Round Up

This spectacular volume is a compendium of beautiful recording and playback equipment and at the same time an engaging, comprehensive history of sound recording. Organized chronologically, it showcases specially commissioned photography of the beautiful, iconic and rarely seen objects contained within the diverse collections of the EMI Archive Trust. Recording equipment, playback devices, catalogues, artist files, records, master tapes, radios and televisions are all here, accompanied by detailed specifications and intriguing archival photographs. Interspersed with the timeline and images are in-depth articles that tell the complete stories of the pioneering advances in the evolution of sound technology, from the invention of the 'Gramophone' method to the development of electronic signal amplifiers, and from the arrival of magnetic tape recording to the advent of CDs and the dawn of the digital age. It is sure to prove irresistible to music geeks and design lovers alike.

Book information

ISBN: 9780500519288
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 621.389309
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 349
Weight: 1522g
Height: 221mm
Width: 252mm
Spine width: 34mm