Victoria Meyers architect is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of her book, Shape of Sound. Shape of Sound will include images from Victoria Meyers's practice with her partner, hanrahan Meyers architects, hMa, as well as images of works by other architects inluding Frank Gehry, and Thomas Leeser.
The book also catalogs Victoria's collaborations with sound artists Michael Shumacher, and Jane Philbrick, and includes separate sound art works by artists Stephen Vitiello and Sarah von Sonsbeeck, among others.
Images from sound artist Sarah von Sonsbeeck: on Silence
The book will catalog a growing trend capturing new media technologies and how they are intersecting with and altering how archtiecture and our built environments are experienced. This interface is changing architecture as well as urban design. Cities are being designed in a far more global environment than previously, thanks to the effects of global networks.
Artist Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate in Chicago, from the upcoming book's chapter on Reflection (as in reflected sound)
This past year, Ms. Meyers pursued these effects of globalization, and sound, in her course on Sound Urbanism, at the graduate school of architecture at the University of Cincinnati. The book will also include images and sounds from Cincinnati, through visual as well as sound recordings of the city, captured by her students. Sounds will accompany the book, through an App, which will be developed to support the book.
University of Cincinnati Sound Urbanism course poster, Victoria Meyers architect