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Dangerous curves : the art of the guitar
Kuronen, Darcy.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : MFA Publications, [2000]

Physical Description:
223 pages : b color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from Nov. 5, 2000-Feb. 25, 2001.
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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library ML1015.G9 D36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library ML1015.G9 D36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"The guitar and the dog, in order not to be separated from man, have submitted themselves with resignation to the worst alterations of size and appearance." --Andres Segovia

Author Notes

Darcy Kuronen is Associate Curator of Musical Instruments at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a specialist in early American instruments. His study on "The Musical Instruments of Benjamin Crehore" was awarded the 1991-92 AMIS Frances Densmore Prize as the most significant article length publication in English on the subject of musical instruments.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Although the guitar has become popular music's dominant instrument, its history can be traced to the early Baroque period. Dangerous Curves serves as both an exhibit catalog and a history of this most versatile and enduring of instruments, from early ornamental Italian and Spanish examples to more recent electric models used by popular musicians. It features 110 guitars, each accompanied by a brief discussion of its history and manufacture and sleek photographs by Carl Tremblay. An introductory essay by music historian Darcy Kuronen places the guitar in its historical context, while comments from 30 notable modern guitarists provide a more personal view of the guitar and its music. Of the several guitar histories published over the past ten years, none covers the instrument's depth and breadth like this work. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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