"Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design is a beautiful
collection of recent work. This is a comprehensive compendium that
far surpasses previous publications in the field in its depth,
design, and information. Worship spaces of all major U.S. religions
are covered. This book should be an obligatory reference for any
consultant involved in church architecture and acoustics." -Mendel
Kleiner, author of Worship Space Acoustics, Acoustics: Information
and Communication Series (J. Ross Publishing 2010) "All involved in
their design will appreciate this presentation of recent rooms for
religious worship." -Leo L. Beranek, author of Concert Halls and
Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture (Springer-Verlag
2004) "Through descriptions, photos, drawings, and acoustical data,
this book provides valuable information on existing worship spaces
designed during the past thirty years. This very well-edited book,
including the Editors' Preface and six excellent essays from key
people involved in worship space design, provides valuable
information and ideas on the aesthetic, acoustic, and liturgical
design of worship spaces for a number of faiths and in several
countries." -Robert Coffeen, principle at R. C. Coffeen, Consultant
in Acoustics LLC, Lawrence, Kansas This book takes the reader on a
wide-ranging tour through churches, synagogues, mosques, and other
worship spaces designed during the past 30 years. The book begins
with a series of essays on topics ranging from the soundscape of
worship spaces to ecclesiastical design at the turn of the 21st
Century. Perspective pieces from an architect, audio designer,
music director, and worship space owner are also included. The core
of the book presents the acoustical and architectural design of a
wide variety of individual worship space venues. Acoustical
consulting firms, architects, and worship space designers from
across the world contributed their recent innovative works in the
area of worship space acoustics. The contributions include detailed
renderings and architectural drawings, as well as informative
acoustic data graphs and evocative descriptions of the spaces.
Filled with beautiful photography and fascinating modern design,
this book is a must-read for anyone interested in religious
architecture, acoustical design, or musical performance.
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