The Art of Sound: A Visual History for Audiophiles


In The Art of Sound: A Visual History for Audiophiles, British author and musical artist Terry Burrows traces the history of recorded sound through technology—from gramophones to mixers. Beginning in the acoustic era (1877-1925), Burrows details developments in product design made by musicians, engineers and technologists and presents them in exclusive imagery commissioned for this book, courtesy of the EMI Archive Trust. Further into the book (which boasts over 700 images and illustrations) Burrows surveys more recent innovations: magnetic tape recording, CDs, and everything that came with the dawn of the digital era.