Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in by David Pantalony PDF

By David Pantalony

ISBN-10: 9048128153

ISBN-13: 9789048128150

ISBN-10: 9400730616

ISBN-13: 9789400730618

Rudolph Koenig used to be one of many extra prolific and vibrant device makers within the well known nineteenth-century precision tool exchange of Paris. starting his occupation as a violin maker, in 1858 the younger Prussian immigrant shifted his abilities in the direction of the growing to be box of acoustics. Altered Sensations is a portrait of his vivid atelier, a spot of building, trade and test. For over 40 years it was once additionally a well-liked assembly position for scientists, artisans, musicians and lecturers. utilizing archival and assortment learn from throughout North American and Europe, David Pantalony has traced the fabric and social impacts of this house at the improvement of contemporary acoustics. specifically, he has distinctive the style during which Koenig changed, prolonged, unfold and challenged Hermann von Helmholtz's Sensations of Tone.

A huge a part of the examine on Koenig comes from the particular items of his workshop which live to tell the tale in museums and collections all over the world. the second one component to Altered Sensations offers a list Raisonné of Koenig’s complete line of tools, together with their historical past, information from particular examples, destinations, and references within the literature. This catalogue will function a pragmatic consultant for curators and researchers in addition to a entire evaluation of nineteenth-century acoustical perform.

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