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The Sight of Sound

Music, Representation, and the History of the Body

The Sight of Sound( )
Author: Leppert, Richard D.
Publication Date:Sep 1995
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $74.00
Book Description:

Richard Leppert boldly examines the social meanings of music as these have been shaped not only by hearing but also by seeing music in performance. His purview is the northern European bourgeoisie, principally in England and the Low Countries, from 1600 to 1900. And his particular interest is the relation of music to the human body. He argues that musical practices, invariably linked to the body, are inseparable from the prevailing discourses of power, knowledge, identity, desire,...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology
Music / History & Criticism
Music / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Philosophy / Social
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):18 x 25.1 x 1.846 cm
Book Weight:0.666 Kilograms

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