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#333141 - 01/27/06 02:51 PM piano coffee table book
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Does anyone know if there is a really great coffee table type book that focus's on pianos? If not maybe we should collectively put one together. What a great resource of a wide variety of pianos.
But then, would it sell?

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#333142 - 01/27/06 03:01 PM Re: piano coffee table book
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I know there was a Bosendorfer coffee table sized book, but I can't seem to find any available copies. If anyone knows a source please let me know.
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#333143 - 01/27/06 03:30 PM Re: piano coffee table book
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#333144 - 01/27/06 04:00 PM Re: piano coffee table book
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'Piano' by David Crombie and 'The Piano' by Jeremy Siepmann would both qualify as coffee table books...they're big and shiny, but with the added bonus of being informative!
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#333145 - 01/27/06 04:30 PM Re: piano coffee table book
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The two I'm familiar with are:


The Piano: An Inspirational Guide to the Piano and Its Place in History by John-Paul Williams and Piano by David Crombie
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#333146 - 01/27/06 04:36 PM Re: piano coffee table book
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Saxguy, the book comes with your piano. It is also available on the Bösendorfer website, $100, but it takes a long time to receive it through the mail.
A very nice book is "Piano" by David Crombie. ISBN 0-87930-372-7
Also very good is "88 Keys" The Making of a Steinway Piano by Miles Chapin & Rodica Prato ISBN 0-517-70356-4
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#333147 - 01/27/06 05:16 PM Re: piano coffee table book
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The Piano 300 book would be an excellent choice.
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