Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Music, Acoustics

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While composers of sacred music in 16th-century Venice were devising increasingly complex choral polyphony, Venetian architects began to develop new configurations of sacred space. This fascinating book explores the direct relationship between architectural design and sacred music in Renaissance Venice. Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti combine historical research into the architectural and liturgical traditions of a dozen Venetian churches with the results of a parallel series of scientific surveys and live choral experiments of the acoustic properties of the chosen buildings.

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Deborah Howard is Professor of Architectural History, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. Laura Moretti is Scott Opler Research Fellow in Architectural History, Worcester College, Oxford.

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"[S]urpasses recent publications in the field of acoustics . . . With Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice, Howard and Moretti have charted a new ground for research, one that will inspire generations of art historians, engineers, and musicologists."—Bissera V. Pentcheva, Art Bulletin (Bissera V. Pentcheva Art Bulletin)

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