Brazilwood The colour and the sound

Appreciate this book that has history, environment and music: the symbolic tree of Brazil was almost extinct, but it is now in a recovery process.
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Most brazilians know their country was named to brazilwood. But not many of them know that, during 350 years, this wood was used to embellish with the red color the clothing of powerful people in Europe, and for that reason it turned to be one of Brazil's export riches, collected to a large extent. Over those years, it even became the subject of a number of policies issued by Portuguese, French and Dutch governments, and produced funds to pay for the external debt created in order to enable the country's independence. That is why it was strongly endangered. Nevertheless, it is today a vital material for good music, as the best violins, violas and other stringed instruments worldwide are played with bows made of brazilwood.

This book tells the history of those 350 years and the present situation of the red wood. Besides the historiographical work on both national and international basis, the research to produce it led the authors to run through many brazilian states, where they met and listened to some patriot citizens whose work is aimed at preserving brazilwood. They could also search into the story of people dedicated to produce the beautiful violin bows and to prepare the Wood to be exported to international centers where thos bows are also amnufactured.


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Code:ISBN 978-85-7816-196-5
Paperback, 200 pages, 73 photos
Weight:0.67 kg ( 1.5 in)
Dimensions: 23 x 18 cm ( 9.1 x 7.1 in)
Publisher: Terceiro Nome, 2016
Author: Ricardo Maranhão
Language: English

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