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    DESIGN FOR ACOUSTICS

    From the theaters of ancient Greece to those of the 21st century, architectural acoustics has been a key consideration in design. Only within the past century, however, have we been able to scientifically understand and predict the behavior of sound both indoors and outdoors. It is through this understanding that acoustics has evolved from a black art into an established field of engineering.

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    NEW ADDITIONS

    Homeowners get the urge to change their houses for many reasons: families grow and shrink, old structures decay, and architectural fashions change. Sometimes the first impulse is to destroy all traces of the old and replace them with something entirely new. The authors have found examples of architects who have rejected that impulse, and demonstrated ingenuity through additions and renovations. Editor

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