MFA Highlights: Musical Instruments

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Musical instruments are among the most meaningful artifacts produced by humankind, a marriage of technology, artistry, symbolism, religion, and entertainment. Musical Instruments presents over 100 examples from the MFA’s world-renowned collection, spanning centuries and cultures, offering a brilliant array of instruments as producers of aural and visual delight. The pieces shown here – which range from an ancient Greek trumpet to a modern lap steel guitar, and from earthenware panpipes to the complex Indonesian gamelan - are remarkable not only for the sounds they produce, but also for their extraordinarily varied physical aspects. This volume offers an accessible introduction to the genre, conveying the richness, artistry, and significance of musical instruments around the world.

• Softcover, 168 pages
• 140 color illustrations
• 7" x 9"

Author: Darcy Kuronen