Piano: Evolution, Design and Performanceby David Crombie
This the most spectacular and informative book ever assembled on the history of the piano. At its heart is a stunning collection of more than 159 pianos ranging from the instrument's earliest roots to today's magnificent upright and grand pianos. The sheer diversity and beauty of this magnificent family of instruments reveals an incredible marriage of technology and invention that has transformed the world of music. Follow the progress of the instrument, its designers and manufacturers as Piano takes you through a series of dazzling images, many displayed on specially expanded four-page fold-out sections. The story is told through clear, straight-forward text, and at the rear of the book there is a guide to how a piano works, a comprehensive survey of piano houses, and an essential glossary of terms.
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