…an absorbing book, as accessible in its technical content as it is provocative in its cultural interpretations.—Daniel J. Kevles, The New York Review of Books—
…enlivened by copious photographs and architectural illustrations—a valuable source.
, The Wire (UK)
This is a marvelous book and a seminal primer on how and why technology modified our taste.
, The Architectural Review
Thompson’s narrative is elegantly written and wonderfully engaging.
, Los Angeles Times Book Review
The Soundscape of Modernity describes the modern development of acoustics in wonderful and easily understood detail.
, The American Organist