Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

Free returns

-

£3.95 standard UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

Buildings for music *First Edition*

£70.00

Product description

First Edition. The book jacket has been worn and slightly ripped at the top and bottom edges of the spine. There are marks to the front and the back. The book cover has very slight wear to the corners of the spine. The spine is unbroken. The inside has an inscription of the following 'Kim, With all good wishes, Dick. March 1986'. The pages are pristine with very slight dirt marks to the page edges when closed.

This book establishes how musical taste and style affected architecture, and how in turn buildings and their acoustics influenced musical composition. Michael Forsyth examines the emergence of the purpose-built music room; the evolution of the opera house; the development of Romantic music related to the great nineteenth-century concert halls and opera houses; and the growth of acoustic science. The evolution of the twentieth-century concert hall is paralleled with the emergence of modern music, recording techniques and the influence of cinema design. Finally, present and future trends in music and acoustics are seen beside the growth of electronics and the adjustable auditorium. Buildings for Music draws together architecture, acoustics and musical sociology and presents them in a scholarly but very readable text, beautifully illustrated with contemporary plans, paintings, prints and photographs.

Item details

Author(s):
Michael Forsyth
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 26
Edition:
1985 1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521268621
ISBN-13:
9780521268622
Number of pages:
370
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Buildings for music: The Architect, the Musician and the Listener from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 30 days.
Returns policy

About this item

First Edition. The book jacket has been worn and slightly ripped at the top and bottom edges of the spine. There are marks to the front and the back. The book cover has very slight wear to the corners of the spine. The spine is unbroken. The inside has an inscription of the following 'Kim, With all good wishes, Dick. March 1986'. The pages are pristine with very slight dirt marks to the page edges when closed.

This book establishes how musical taste and style affected architecture, and how in turn buildings and their acoustics influenced musical composition. Michael Forsyth examines the emergence of the purpose-built music room; the evolution of the opera house; the development of Romantic music related to the great nineteenth-century concert halls and opera houses; and the growth of acoustic science. The evolution of the twentieth-century concert hall is paralleled with the emergence of modern music, recording techniques and the influence of cinema design. Finally, present and future trends in music and acoustics are seen beside the growth of electronics and the adjustable auditorium. Buildings for Music draws together architecture, acoustics and musical sociology and presents them in a scholarly but very readable text, beautifully illustrated with contemporary plans, paintings, prints and photographs.

Author(s):
Michael Forsyth
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 26
Edition:
1985 1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521268621
ISBN-13:
9780521268622
Number of pages:
370
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Buildings for music: The Architect, the Musician and the Listener from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

We offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy. You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section. You have the option of a full refund or exchange for an alternative item from the range.

This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

Oxfam Bookshop Cotham Hill

We sell books, comics and graphic novels, along with vinyl, CDs and DVDs. Situated close to Bristol University we get donations from academics and lovers of literature in general. Other gems include children's books, cookery books and more!

View Shop