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Orfeo - 34 Classical Guitars in Life Size

$250.00

"34 Classical Guitars in Life Size" is the first prize winner for being the most beautiful work entered into the "La Nuit du Livre" competition in France! In this annual contest, a panel of judges – from the publishing sector – decide on awards for publications under various different categories (such as Art Books, Children’s Books, Photography, etc.). "34 Classical Guitars" was shortlisted with three other finalists in the category "Beaux livres (Beautiful Books) and on the night of the awards ceremony at the French National Library won First Prize!!!

In this gorgeous volume, each instrument is presented in an actual (life-size) photograph, so you can enjoy studying each one down to the very last detail. These magnificent guitars are the top examples that photographer Alberto Martinez was privileged to encounter during his research trips for Orfeo Magazine. They are sourced from collections in France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the United States, including several instruments from GSI.

The 34 guitars are:

1. 1856 Antonio de Torres "La Leona"

2. 1860 Antonio de Torres "FE 13"

3. 1874 Vicente Arias

4. 1887 Antonio de Torres "SE 111"

5. 1905 Jose Ramirez

6. 1912 Enrique Garcia

7. 1912 Manuel Ramirez

8. 1921 Modesto Borreguero

9. 1925 Domingo Esteso

10. 1929 Antonio Pascual Viudes

11. 1929 Francisco Simplicio "Moderna"

12. 1932 Miguel Simplicio

13. 1933 Santos Hernandez "Flamenca"

14. 1933 Enrique Sanfeliu

15. 1935 Santos Hernandez "Clasica"

16. 1936 Miguel Rodriguez Beneyto

17. 1938 Hermann Hauser I

18. 1954 Edgar Monch

19. 1955 Marcelo Barbero

20. 1957 Richard Jacob "Weissgerber"

21. 1959 Robert Bouchet

22. 1959 Manuel de la Chica

23. 1960 Hermann Hauser II

24. 1962 Arcangel Fernandez

25. 1965 David Rubio

26. 1966 Ignacio Fleta e hijos

27. 1967 Masuru Kohno

28. 1969 Hernandez y Aguado

29. 1969 Jose Ramirez III (ex Andres Segovia)

30. 1973 Miguel Rodriguez "La Wonderful"

31. 1978 Manuel Velazquez

32. 1982 Jose Luis Romanillos

33. 1984 Manuel Contreras "Carlevaro"

34. 2008 Daniel Friederich

Text: French/English

Book size: 44 cm x 28 cm (color)

Fold-out page size: 102 cm x 42 cm