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Traité des objets musicaux (Pierre Schaeffer)

Schaeffer http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515GEC47ZNL._SS500_.jpg

Not exactly a sound design book, but very interesting approach to sound objects and their relationships. The book explains different types of listenings and proposes a classification of sounds by type and morphology.

This theory derives from german phenomenology and it's the founding text of Musique Concrète in France.

I don't know if there are translations in english. I have read the spanish version, a translation of the original work of Schaeffer in frech.

Very recommended reading!