Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Fecit Parmae Serviens C.S.R.

Masterpieces from the 2011 Parma Galleria Nazionale Exhibition



Following the 2011 exhibition at the Parma Galleria Nazionale celebrating the 300th anniversary of Giovanni Battista Guadagnini’s birth, Scrollavezza & Zanrè issues a major publication dedicated to the instruments on display.
Twenty-four violins, violas and cellos, some of the finest examples of Guadagnini’s production, trace back the phases of the great maker’s career: starting from his first steps in Piacenza, his stay in Milano, the important period of Parma and his later years in Torino.
Beautifully photographed by Jan Röhrmann, Tucker Densley and Giorgio Movilli, the instruments are illustrated life sized, permitting experts and enthusiasts to appreciate all the details and subtleties of Guadagnini’s working methods and style.

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Magnificently impressive contribution (…) possibly the most complete book of analysis ever produced on any maker

John Dilworth, The Strad, December 2012
  • Edizioni Scrollavezza & Zanrè, edited by Andrea Zanrè
  • 240 pages, 45,7 by 32,5 cm format (all instruments are illustrated life-size)
  • 1000 numbered copies, bound in fine cloth
  • texts in English
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