On 14 September Cremona’s long-awaited Museo del Violino finally opens its doors. This map, made at the time of Andrea Amati’s death, gives a vivid impression of the streets and layout of the city, most of which remained unchanged until long after Stradivari died. All the great Cremonese makers lived at one time or another in the central part of the city. The coat of arms is that of the Spanish Royal House, which ruled Cremona throughout most of the classical period.
Cremona map 1580 poster
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For a limited time only, The Strad is issuing the first in the In Focus series with a beautiful, new limited edition cover.
This collection of articles from The Strad’s long-running In Focus series brings together more than 80 fascinating stringed instruments, with commentaries by some of today’s top instrument experts.
Makers include Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ and G.B. Guadagnini, but also lesser-known masters such as Paul Knorr, Dante Baldoni, Charles Nicolas Altermatt and many others. This makes it an essential resource for anyone seeking to extend their lutherie knowledge into areas and makers whose work is more rare, and a significant addition to the lutherie literature.
In Focus features exceptional high-quality photographs for every featured instrument – front, back and scroll – this book will provide inspiration for today’s makers and anyone who enjoys the beauty and variety of stringed instruments.