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Author Atkinson, Niall, 1967- author.

Title The noisy Renaissance : sound, architecture, and Florentine urban life / Niall Atkinson.

Publication Info. University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 260 pages) : illustrations (some color), plans (chiefly color)
Physical Medium polychrome
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Summary "Analyzes how the premodern city, through the example of Renaissance Florence, can be understood as an acoustic phenomenon. Explores how city sounds, such as the ringing of church bells, can be foundational elements in the creation and maintenance of urban communities and the spaces they inhabit"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : journey into the noisy Renaissance -- The acoustic art of city-building -- Florentine soundscapes -- Sound, space, and meaning in Renaissance Florence -- Suoni, voci, rumori : listening to the city -- Sonic discord, urban disorder -- Epilogue : ephemerality, durability, and architectural history.
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Subject Architecture, Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence.
Architecture, Renaissance.
Italy -- Florence.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence.
City sounds -- Italy -- Florence -- History.
City sounds.
Bells -- Italy -- Florence -- History.
Architectural acoustics -- History.
Architectural acoustics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Atkinson, Niall, 1967- Noisy Renaissance. University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2016] 9780271071190 (DLC) 2015050853 (OCoLC)936205234
ISBN 9780271077833 (electronic book)
0271077832 (electronic book)
9780271077819 (electronic book)
0271077816 (electronic book)