on November 11, 2000
Since first encountering Egan's text a little more than 20 years ago, I've continued to return to it for solid information. Complex material is presented in a way that allows me to apply it to unique conditions at hand. Some of the world-class acoustics consultants with which we've had the privilege to work rely on Egan to help communicate complex ideas. Without compromising too much real technical nuance, the ideas are so clearly communicated that I was able to offer the book to members of a church in eastern Europe working to improve the condition of their worship space.
on May 11, 2000
I'm a architecture student and I think this book is like a bible of acoustics in architecture. It brings detailed info for designing places with good acoustic performance whit various technics and for the most different type of places like a simple residential to auditoriums and concert rooms. I have other acoustics books (like William Cavanaugh's) and they always make mention to David Egan's book. If you're in search on books about architectural acoustics, I think that must be the first one to buy. It's a must have in any architect biblioteque.
on April 13, 2000
David Egan is one of the foremost authorities in the field of architectural acoustics. I work daily with architects in the design of music spaces in the educational environment and find that there is usually a copy of his book in the office library. It is clear, concise, and an excellent resource for design professionals and others interested in workable acoustical applications. I know the author personally, and he is not only pragmatic in the solution of problems but a genuine straight-shooter. I recommend his work and book very highly.
on May 3, 2000
A really excellent introduction and overview of architecturalacoustics from the point of view of an architect. Little in the way ofmathematics, excellent illustrations, very useful tables, a convenientlist of often used formulae in the back. The best book I know of for an introductory textbook. I use this book often. Topics covered include:
Basic Theory Sound Absorption Room Acoustics Sound Isolation Mechanical System Noise and Vibration Electronic Sound Systems
Christopher Brooks Orpheus Acoustics END
on August 31, 2000
I am an acoustical consultant... I have read a lot of books onarchitectural acoustics. I found this book unique of its kind. The concepts are introduced by plenty of figures and illustrations with informative text that make the discussed subject easy to read and comprehend especially by the architects. Writing on the figures and using checklists added a lot of understandibility. Also the text itself is informative and directly address the subject. In other words, the book is excellent and comprehensive.