The Mandolin-A History

by Graham McDonald
$44.95
sku: 704-2
The first comprehensively illustrated book that traces the history of the mandolin across centuries and continents, from the proto-lutes of ancient Mesopotamia through the renaissance and the baroque. Covers the evolution of the mandolin in both Europe and the Americas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as the almost limitless variety of mandolin forms that have developed over the last century. There are comprehensive sections covering European and American mandolins, chapters on the influence of Spanish and Portuguese inastruments, and the definitive story

The first comprehensively illustrated book that traces the history of the mandolin across centuries and continents, from the proto-lutes of ancient Mesopotamia through the renaissance and the baroque. Covers the evolution of the mandolin in both Europe and the Americas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as the almost limitless variety of mandolin forms that have developed over the last century. There are comprehensive sections covering European and American mandolins, chapters on the influence of Spanish and Portuguese inastruments, and the definitive story