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MUSIC MACHINES - AMERICAN STYLE A Catalog of the Exhibition

by Hoover, Cynthia A

Condition: Very Good-

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. Very Good-. 1971. Paperback. Paper Covers. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; 8-1/2" x 10-1/2", 140pp.1971. Black Paper Covers with a large full-color photo of a Wurlitzer jukebox on the front cover. (Ah! The memories ! ) ... ANTIQUES. Introductory notes by Erik Barnouw and Irving Kolodin. "In the exhibit, the visitor can see how the machinery of music-making has developed, can have a few clues to how international the story has been, and can glimpse some of the eye-appeal that helped arouse the desire of Americans to Own Their Own. In this exhibit we see the remarkable technology that has made possible new experiences for the layman and a vast new reach for the composer. This exhibition surveys the development of music machines in America and this catalog emphasizes the ways in which science and invention have affected the performer and his audience. " ... 4-page essay, "Erik Barnouw on Broadcasting". 3-page essay, "Irving Kolodin on Recording". The rest of the book is given over to b/w photos of music machines and their uses, even some advertisements, categorized as follows: Music Machines - American Style; Music and Machines in the 19th Century; Music Parlors - Public and Private; Music Machines in the Home; Acoustic and Electric Recordings; The Impact of Radio; Movies and Music; the Jukebox Craze; Semper Fidelity; Electronic Instruments and Music. ... Bibliography. .
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 44587
  • Title: MUSIC MACHINES - AMERICAN STYLE A Catalog of the Exhibition
  • Author: Hoover, Cynthia A
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good-
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1971
  • Bookseller catalogs: ANTIQUES;


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