Sound Worlds of Japanese Gardens

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spatial Thinking

Michael D. Fowler

Transcript-Verlag

Sound Worlds of Japanese Gardens

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Pub Date: April 2015

ISBN: 9783837625684

250 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Sound Worlds of Japanese Gardens

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spatial Thinking

Michael D. Fowler

Transcript-Verlag

Michael D. Fowler presents an interdisciplinary approach to investigating the sound world of traditional Japanese gardens by drawing from the diverse fields of semiotics, acoustic ecology, philosophy, mathematical modelling, architecture, music, landscape theory and acoustic analysis. Using projects—ranging from data-visualisations, immersive sound installations, algorithmically generated meta-gardens and proto-architectural form finding missions—as creative paradigms, the book offers a new framework for artistic inquiry in which the sole objective is the generation of new knowledge through the act of spatial thinking.

About the Author

Michael D. Fowler is a researcher at the Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation (Audio Communication Group) at University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany. His research focuses on the intersection between architectural theory, soundscape studies and landscape architecture.