Artifice Books on Architecture, London, 2014, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
Hardcover, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781908967299
Suggested Retail Price: $39.95

From the Publisher. For the past 20 years, Victoria Meyers, a Founding Partner of hanrahanMeyers architects, has crafted an architectural and urban design practice that includes sound as an intimate aspect of the designed environment.

Meyers analyzes the shape of sound; architecture and sound; form; materiality; windows; the urban soundscape, its politics, aesthetics and social character; reflection; virtuality; sound art; and silence. This sequel to Designing with Light offers new theoretical insights into sound and the spatial experience accompanied by several key case studies. These include Meyers work with Stephen Vitiello, whose piece A Bell For Every Minute animated the New York High Line project, and her collaborations with composer and sound artist Michael Schumacher. Digital Water i-Pavilion, located opposite Ground Zero in Manhattan, has proved particularly innovative: Schumacher's score, developed especially for the building, has been etched into a glass facade which can be played by the public via an app; onlookers direct their mobile phones at the glass to read and hear the music.

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