Architectural acoustics may be a complicated and complex field today, but many of the basic principles began to take shape in the early part of the 20th century. This course covers the rise and fall of acoustical photography—its various benefits and drawbacks—and how it coincided with the development of acoustical principles in architecture.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the early history of acoustics in architecture.
  • Examine the rise of acoustical photography as a means of studying building acoustics.
  • Identify basic acoustical principles as they relate to the study of architecture.
  • Analyze the historical events that led to the elimination of acoustical photography.