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Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in the Twentieth Century
Since the late nineteenth century, the sounds of technology have been the subject of complaints, regulation, and legislation. By the early 1900s, antinoise leagues in Western Europe and North America had formed to fight noise from factories, steam trains, automobiles, and gramophones, with campaigns featuring conferences, exhibitions, and "silence weeks." And, as Karin Bij ...more
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by MIT Press (MA)
(first published 2008)
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