Aural Experience and Soundscape Management

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Jenny Stanford Publishing
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.56 inches | 1.06 pounds

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About the Author

Diana Grguric is a full professor in musicology at the Department of Cultural Studies of the University of Rijeka, Croatia. Her main scientific interest is interdisciplinary research on acoustic ecology perspectives. She has successfully participated in several projects as the leader or a member and has authored 6 books and more than 30 scientific and professional papers.

Lidija Runko Luttenberger is a full professor in environmental engineering at the School of Polytechnics of the University of Rijeka, Croatia. She has worked in the shipbuilding industry, in a municipal utilities company, and as the undersecretary of state in the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection, Croatia. She has authored the book Water and Waste Management and more than 100 scientific and professional papers in the field of environmental protection.


"Bringing fresh perspectives to the now well-established field of sensory studies, this book dives into various sounds, voices, musics, and noises that create unique, yet under-researched landscapes of our experience of the world. Although sound seems less fatal than image, it is no less present in our lives. And while it is true that a good four-fifths of human sensory perception comes through the eyes, and only a good tenth through the ears, the proportion of the latter will most definitely increase significantly as the attentive reader makes their way through these fascinating, interconnected, and richly illustrated chapters. This collection is a more than welcome help in understanding what is heard, overheard, and even unheard of today. The book is a kind of scientific microphone, an amplifier, and at the same time a loudspeaker of the recorded soundscapes around us. Everyone who wishes to read sound should listen to this book."

Prof. Dr Mitja Velikonja

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

"Amidst the noise we protect ourselves from and the scape we relish--technology, science and arts, environmental protection, and tourism--this book summarizes all the cutting-edge research and practice in the field of auditory environment. Captivating in its variety, it reveals our profound unawareness of the role of sound in the totality of life. It admonishes us that as civilization we gave excessive importance to the visual and suggests ways to protect ourselves from sound discomfort and articulate soundscapes in the interest of our well-being--psychophysical, artistic, and spiritual. The book provides a high-quality overview--for beginners it is a good introduction and for the experts it is a read full of new insights and nuanced contributions. Essential reading for anyone having an interest in a hot topic of soundscape."

Prof. Dinka Pavelic

School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb, Croatia