Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide

Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide

Paperback Dover Books on Music

By (author) Edward Heron-Allen

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 366 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 215mm x 20mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486443566
  • ISBN 13: 9780486443560
  • Illustrations note: 196 figs, 3 inserts, 3 hts
  • Sales rank: 396,124

Product description

This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process, from wood selection to varnish. A fascinating history of the instrument precedes discussions of materials and construction techniques. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text. Author Edward Heron-Allen served an apprenticeship with Georges Chanot, a preeminent nineteenth-century violin maker. The knowledge, skill, and experience Heron-Allen acquired in the master's shop are reflected in this book, which was the first to combine the history, theory, and practice of violin-making. Originally published in 1884 as "Violin-Making, As It Was and Is: Being a Historical, Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and Professional, "this volume has enlightened and informed generations of performers and players alike.

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