published by Tritó Edicions in 2014

The Golden Age of Violin Making in Spain

An exceptional collection of instruments made by the great José Contreras, also known as the “Spanish Stradivari”, and by other renowned Spanish 18th century makers such as Ortega father and son, the Guillamí family, Assensio and Salvador Bofill. The book contains illustrations of 50 outstanding instruments, many of them never before shown publicly, expertly photographed by professional photographer Jan Roehrmann. Edited by the expert Jorge Pozas and published by Tritó Edicions, the book includes contributions by John Dilworth (on the description of the working methods of the Spanish School), Christophe Landon, Peter Ratcliff (dendrochronology) and Brigitte Brandmair (scientific varnish research). Leading musicologists such as Cristina Bordas and Elsa Fonseca provide freshly researched, previously unpublished information from the Madrid Royal Palace Archive and Joan Pellisa offers an insight into the 18 th century Barcelona guild of violin makers.


limited edition of 1000 numbered copies
400 pages
29,7 x 42 cm format
life-sized printed photos of 50 instruments ( 19 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos)
texts in English
bound in fine cloth

The Complete Works by Beares Publishing

Expected release summer 2024

...aims to be an illustrated catalogue of all the instruments made by the master luthier and his sons.


Stradivari Varnish

published by Brigitte Brandmair & Peter Greiner, June 2010

A collection of twenty-one classical violions violas, cellos & guitars of the violin maker Antonio Stradivari.


Tokyo Stradivarius Festival

published by Nippon Violin 2018 - exclusively reprinted 2019

A collection of 21 classical violins, violas, cellos & guitars of the violin maker Antonio Stradivari.


Nicolas Lupot

published by Aladfi in 2017

A beautifully design photo documentation of classical instruments dedicated to the great violin maker Nicolas Lupot.