Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644–1737)


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In the realm of fine violin making, the name Stradivari stands out as the epitome of quality, reaching almost mythic distinction throughout over three centuries. This volume chronicles the work of this master through plentiful diagrams, measurements, and photographs of historic documents. Authors W. Henry Hill, Arthur F. Hill, and Alfred E. Hill were the sons of a multigenerational family of instrument makers and music historians who devoted their lives to understanding the superb craftsmanship of the violins originating in Cremona, Italy.

This Dover edition is an unabridged republication of the work first published in 1902 by William E. Hill and Sons, to which have been added new supplementary indexes and a new introduction by Sydney Beck.

315 pages; 8.5 x 5.5 inches; paperbound; ISBN-13: 978-0-486-20425-3

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