For over 250 years the heartwood of Brazil's pernambuco tree has been crafted into the finest bows used by violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists for the creation of glorious music.
The survival of pernambuco is now threatened by continuing encroachment on its fragile habitat in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. To raise funds for replanting programs, research, and educational outreach, and to better preserve our cultural heritage, IPCI-Canada and Archetype Publications (UK) have published the world's most extensive book on the restoration of instruments and bows. IPCI-Canada, a non-profit organization, is an affiliate of the International Pernambuco Conservation Initiative.
The Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their BowsEdited by Tom Wilder
- 150 articles
- 120 contributors
- 1,600 pages
- 8.5 x 11 inches
- over 900 b&w and 100 colour photographs
- 300 technical drawings
- bibliography and index
- Documentation CD-ROM
At over 1600 pages, including 1000 photographs, 300 technical drawings, and a CD ROM, this publication is "simply a must," say Joseph Grubaugh & Sigrun Seifert.
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Support IPCI Conservation Projects
All profits will support the research, reforestation, and educational activities of the International Pernambuco Conservation Initiative.
Procedures are broken down into generously illustrated steps. All materials and tools are listed and systems of measurement are standardized for clarity.
Theoretical, scientific, and historical articles on materials, environment, conservation, restoration, and connoisseurship
Detailed instrument and bow schemas provide the most complete and standardized system available for examination, description, and documentation.
Create, print, and store reports
Includes a Documentation CD-ROM with editable forms for computerized documentation and condition reporting and digital storage.