The Girolamo Amati Viola

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The Girolamo Amati Viola
TREASURES OF ITALIAN VIOLIN MAKING
In 2001, violin experts Carlo Chiesa and John Dilworth
travelled to Modena, Italy, to visit the Galleria Estense where
a four-centuries-old contralto viola made by Girolamo Amati
was on display. Although the instrument had been correctly
identified, nobody had yet considered its extraordinary,
almost untouched state.
Thirteen years on, and developments in scientific techniques for examining
and exploring stringed instruments have enabled a new team
of researchers to learn more about this exceptional viola.
Images created through micro-CT scanning, image magnification and 3D imaging
reveal the instrument’s inner world in more detail than ever before.
On a purely aesthetic level, the images themselves […] allow us to view this and
other rare historic instruments in ways that have not previously been possible.
Chloe Cutts – The Strad, October 2014
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The Girolamo Amati Viola
IN THE GALLERIA ESTENSE
Published by
SCROLLAVEZZA & ZANRÈ
JAN RÖHRMANN
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Classical violin making
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A new series of monographs, each dedicated to an exceptional
instrument, selected among those of outstanding importance in
the history of classical Italian making.
This first volume focuses on a superb viola by Girolamo Amati,
one of the first contraltos of modern proportions and one of
the most precious jewels preserved, in a virtually untouched
condition, at the Galleria Estense in Modena.
The Girolamo Amati Viola
IN THE GALLERIA ESTENSE
with essays by Brigitte Brandmair, Carlo Chiesa, Davide Gasparotto,
Alberto Giordano, Rudolf Hopfner, Peter Ratcliff and Andrea Zanrè
56 pages in 45,7 by 28,5 cm format
1:1 illustrations with further magnifications up to 500x
1000 numbered copies, texts in English
Enclosed a CD with video 3D animations from the Micro-CT scanning,
3D photography, and an exclusive recording of the instrument’s sound.

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