Sound Materials provides a visual encyclopedia of sound-absorbing materials. Categorized according to application, each material is profiled with color photographs and illustrations, reference projects, manufacturer contact details, technical specifications, and sound absorption performance data. A vital reference volume for architects, designers, acousticians, engineers, students, and creative professionals, this book also includes interviews with materials scientists about developing materials and with acoustical engineers and designers about how these products are utilized to solve design problems.
Tyler Adams is an artist and acoustician based in Los Angeles, California.
About the Author
Tyler Adams is an artist and acoustician based in Los Angeles, United States. After graduating from California Institute of the Arts (with a BFA) and University of California (with a MFA), he obtained a further master s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY (MS Architectural Acoustics). In 2012, he was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue his work and research in Vienna, Austria. His work has been exhibited at Steve Turner Contemporary, The New World Symphony Miami, Taubman Museum of Art, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art Prague and ZKM Karlsruhe. As an acoustician, he has consulted on a variety of projects such as laboratories, schools, hospitals, office buildings, high-density residential, environmental and traffic noise mitigation, industrial parks and performance spaces."