Geometry, Proportion and the Art of Lutherie by Kevin Coates, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Geometry, proportion, and the art of lutherie: a study of the use and aesthetic significance of geometry and numerical proportion in the design of European. Geometry, Proportion, and the Art of Lutherie by Coates, Kevin., Kevin Coates, , Clarendon Press edition, in English.

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Kevin Coates (Author of Geometry, Proportion, and the Art of Lutherie)

It establishes beyond question that the familiar stringed-instrument outlines developed during that period were not arbitrary, intuitive shapes drawn within acoustically efficient frameworks, but were designs following a profoundly considered manipulation of plane-geometry and numerical proportion.

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lktherie The University of Melbourne Library. Login to add to list. Geometry, proportion, and the art of lutherie: The first question that occurs to me is ‘Why only single-radius arcs, why no truly elliptical curves? Looking for beautiful books? Coates seems more concerned to show how he reached his conclusions than to cover his tracks.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Last edited by LC Bot. Nevertheless Osmond-Smith in conclusion acknowledges the limitations of analysis as a process of demystification: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


Geometry, Proportion and the Art of Lutherie

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It could after all be argued that the barrage of proporiton quotations in the third movement is readable as setting up an opposition between the comprehensible each quoted fragment heard individually and the incomprehensible ot collage heard where surface ‘unity’ is expected. Coates’s perspex sheet might give way to a set with one for each difference between the two elliptical radii, the circular sheet being labelled ‘zero’. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Geometry, proportion, and the art of lutherie

This splendid volume is the catalogue of a major exhibition in autumn in the Stuttgart Staatsgalerie, part geomery city-wide celebrations honouring the th anniversary of Bach’s birth. Learn more about Amazon Prime. See and discover other items: Are you sure you want to remove Geometry, proportion, and the art of lutherie from your list?

Subjects Bowed stringed instrumentsConstructionGeometryPlucked instrumentsRatio and proportion. Geometry, proportion, and the art of lutherie Coates, Kevin. Help Center Find new research papers in: Share this book Facebook.

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The Best Books of Click here to sign up. This exceptionally handsome book is intended to show the aesthetic influence of geometry and numerical proportion on the design of lutes, viols, guitars, violins, citterns etc.

Tags What are tags? Comments and reviews What are comments? Prefer the physical book? Thus when, in his elegant ‘Epilogue’, Osmond-Smith remarks that the ‘coupling of vivid, directly comprehensible luutherie gestures and partly baffling verbal fragments is entirely characteristic of Berio’ p. July 28, History. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Certain lacunae in the bibliography could be tied to these criticisms: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? La Trobe University Library.

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