Violin-Making : A Historical and Practical Guide

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 20mm | 399.17g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 196 figs, 3 inserts, 3 hts
  • 0486443566
  • 9780486443560
  • 297,182