I am the happy owner of the book Sound Design, by David Attwood. The book is brilliant in its own right: a nice overview of milestones in audio & hifi engineering during the 50’s through to the 2000’s.

The book sometimes make a small sidestep in discussing the way music is important in our lives. And some Electronic Artists are mentioned as well. I thought it’d be nice to scan some pages for you.

I am not sure if this book is still available, probably in 2nd hand shops it will be.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mitchell Beazley (May 9, 2002)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 160 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1840005068
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1840005066

Sound Design traces the development of audio design by decade, from the LP record, the birth of hi-fi and the first transistors in the 1950s, through the Japanese hi-fi boom of the 60s and 7Os, the CD and the Walkman in the 80s to the MP3 and DVD players of today. A specification is provided for each piece, along with a history of the design and its place in the development of both the audio industry and contemporary music. In addition, special features are included in each chapter on the music and culture of the time, highlighting the ongoing relationship between hi-fi design and popular culture.