In this book the author provides the geometrical analysis of the violin and reconstructs the Stradivarius method of violin design. He discovers the regularities that were the bases of the great Italians' creative work and to re-create not only the violin itself anew, but also the algorithm of the creative process and the way of the luthier’s thinking.
In numerous popular methods of the geometrical analysis of the string instruments various parts of the violin are drawn with compasses by the mere selection of radii, which rather looks like copying, than a search for logical regularity.
The author of this book produces a mathematical model of a violin that will meet all of the specifications to study the violin design. The simpler simulation performed by PC consist of geometric models in which the curve of the violin outline is formed by joining segments of clothoids.
In Chapter Three he shows a method of violin design using compasses and a ruler to determine sizes and proportions only; and a way of drawing contour lines with the help of strings (a method that could have been used by olden day masters).
The book has 146 pages with 117 images.About the Author:
Sergei Muratov, Ph.D., violinist, violist and violin maker was born in Russia. Now he lives and works in Australia.
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