This is two volumes: A two volume book on Andrea Amati, Volume 1: Exhibition Catalog, Volume 2: Essays
The Exhibition catalog contains an article on the origins of violin-making in Italy and is followed by historical notes on Andrea Amati. This volume contains color illustrations of the instruments on exhibition in many views. Instruments included in this selection are: Violino piccolo, ca. 1570, Violino Tullie House, ca. 1566, Violino carol IX 1566, Viola, ca. 1560, and violoncello The King, post 1538. Volume 2 – The Essays contain the following articles: Cremonese culture in the 16th century, Music in the 16th century in Cremona, Reconsidering the origins of the violin, from the fiddle to the violin, and the violin ‘consort’ in the 16th century.