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Knopf, 1989 - Musical instruments - 63 pages
2 Reviews
Full-color photos. "Ardley introduces types of musical instruments in a
scintillating blend that spans ancient to modern. Interesting historical asides
and highlights about famous musicians contrast with the precisely labeled parts
of the numerous illustrated instruments. The double-page spreads display an
array of full-color photos, sketches, and explanatory text. Holds wide appeal
for research and browsing."--(starred) "Booklist.

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User Review  - billsearth - LibraryThing

This book is as thorough as it can be, given its broad subject and its huge allocation of space to photos and artwork, Most of us would have preferred to have a version that nearly dispensed with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeannine504 - LibraryThing

This coffee-table sized book provides enough information for three or four volumes of a more-handable book. In addition to the history and lots of photos, there are lists of Most Notable compositions ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Neil Ardley has written more than 100 books on science and technology. His skill at demystifying modern technology and explaining science with simple and exciting activities has made many of his books very popular. A man of diverse interests, Neil Ardley is also an accomplished musician and jazz composer and has produced a number of music books and records. At home in the Peak District, England, Neil Ardley combines writing and music with walking.

Dave King holds a BFA in painting and film from Cooper Union and an MFA in writing from Columbia University. He has been published in The Paris Review and Big City Lit, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in New York.

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