The violin : a social history of the world's most versatile instrument / David Schoenbaum.
- 1st ed.
- New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2013.
xxvi, 710 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Violin -- History.
- The life, times, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, sold, played, and cherished it.
- Making it. A star is born ; The golden age ; Over the hills and far away ; The road not taken ; Back to the future ; Last but not least
Selling it . Paying the price ; The French connection ; The Ritz of violin shops ; From modern to postmodern ; "Fiddle, n. A swindle. orig. U.S." ; Violin cases
Playing it. Learning how ; Players in general ; Players in particular ; Founding fathers ; How to get to Carnegie Hall ; Race, class, and gender ; Business and politics
Imagining it. Still pictures worth a thousand words ; Poetry ; Prose ; Moving pictures worth a thousand words.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -675) and index.
- Local notes:
- Athenaeum copy: Miller Fund bookplate.
- 9780393084405 ;
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