This study explores a controversial aspect of Western musical instrument design, establishing beyond question that the familiar stringed instrument outlines developed between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries were not arbitrary, intuitive shapes drawn within acoustically efficient frameworks, but were designs following a profoundly considered manipulation of plane geometry and numerical proportion. The central core of the work is the detailed step-by-step design analysis of thirty-three important historic instrument examples covering all main categories of stringed musical instruments of the period.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0198161395 Good++; Hardcover, No Jacket; Withdrawn library copy with the standard library markings; Very light wear to the covers; Library stamps to the endpapers; Text pages are clean & unmarked; Binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Large Format (11.75 12.75 tall); Black cloth covers with title in gold lettering along spine; 1985, Oxford Press; 178 pages; "Geometry, Proportion and the Art of Lutherie: A Study of the Use and Aesthetic Significance of Geometry and Numerical Proportion.," by Kevin Coates. Codice libro della libreria SKU-U05BB00912315