Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987.
Paperback. 9" X 6". xiii, 179pp. Mild rubbing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper over boards. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Previous owner's name in ink at front endpaper. Occasional penciled notation to pages. Notation does not obscure text. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Noise is a model of cultural historiography. . . . In its general theoretical argument on the relations of culture to economy, but also in its specialized concentration, Noise has much that is of importance to critical theory today. For Attali, music is not simply a reflection of culture, but a harbinger of change, an anticipatory abstraction of the shape of things to come. The book’s title refers specifically to the reception of musics that sonically rival normative social orders. Noise is Attali’s metaphor for a broad, historical vanguardism, for the radical soundscapes of the western continuum that express structurally the course of social development.(Publisher). Good. Item #12530