Item description for The Fundamentals of Sonic Arts and Sound Design (Fundamentals) by Tony Gibbs...
Sound is all around. In movies. On TV. On the radio. Now the idea that sound can be an artistic medium in its own right is shaking the art world. Written by an authority in the field, The Fundamentals of Sonic Artsand Sound Design describes and begins the process of defining this entirely new subject. Topics covered include new and radical approaches to sound recording, performance, installation works and exhibitions, plus visits with sonic artists and sound designers. Designed for students, yet packed with exciting examples of the principles and practice of this new art form, this book is on the cutting edge where technology and art meet.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.75" Height: 9" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Jul 10, 2007
Publisher AVA Publishing
ISBN 2940373493 ISBN13 9782940373499
Availability 0 units.
More About Tony Gibbs
Gibbs is the senior editor of Islands, an international travel magazine.
Tony Gibbs currently resides in Santa Barbara, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Fundamentals of Sonic Arts and Sound Design (Fundamentals)?
GENERAL book on the uses of sound in art, etc. Apr 21, 2008
This book is a fine, general HISTORICAL overview of more current uses of sound in its many different (mostly ARTISTIC) forms (though, many other volumes from the MIT Press are even better). It is NOT a book on "noise" qua signal processing or information theory or anything of that sort of technical nature. It's more of a history book for art history students (and others) interested in the sonic arts, or art forms that utilize sound to a great degree.
If you want a more techie kind of thing then, of course, don't buy this book...go to the more mathematically-based volumes on the (correct) subject matter and dive in (P.S. for the other reviewer; don't rip on a book for being something that it wasn't even trying to be in the first place. And, for the record, sound is not simply "noise"...go check out the work of John Cage).
Baby's first noise book. Apr 7, 2008
This title is the noise book no one who is interested in noise should buy. Written as a history-lite book it is filled with photos & neato graphics & no damn footnotes. Please do not reward this paper-thin infotainment. Noise is too important (& not important at all) to be written poorly about. P.s. the computer made me give a star when I feel the title rates none.