MEMS Lecture Series. The Geography of Sound in Renaissance Florence

Niall Atkinson, University of Chicago

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As a dialogue between voices and bells, orchestrated by moving bodies and stationary buildings, the soundscapes of Renaissance Florence were the foundation upon which communal identities were formed, in both social harmony and political conflict.

Niall Atkinson is the author of The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life (2016).
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