Author: Feinstein, Joseph
Number Of Pages: 166
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 29-04-2018
Details: Product description The complete, full color guide to singing bowls, in large 8.5”x11” format with over 140 photos. Learn all about singing bowls from the leading expert, including the history, manufacture, modern and traditional use of these iconic instruments. The Singing Bowl Book explains the never before told 1,000 year history, connecting multiple cultures and traditions across Asia. Filled with accurate information and many color photo examples, The Singing Bowl book is the first and only factual book about singing bowls. It includes shopping advice, playing instructions, history, manufacture, metal testing, traditional and modern use of metal singing bowls. Also includes detailed and invaluable information for collectors about antique singing bowls and the traditions that created them. Author Joseph Feinstein is creator of The Singing Bowl Museum and founder of Himalayan Bowls, the first singing bowl shopping site. Joseph is a former university teacher who left teaching to research singing bowls. The Singing Bowl Book is the culmination of 20 years work. Joseph traveled extensively in 10 countries, worked with university and museum experts, examined thousands of bronze objects and took hundreds of photos for this book. He is the leading singing bowl expert and caretaker of the world's best singing bowl collection. In Nepal they call him “the singing bowl king.” He now shares all his knowledge and special examination techniques. This is an easy to read and fascinating examination of cultural sharing through amazing artistry. Combining metallurgical research, immersive cultural study and 2 decades of hands-on experience, this is the most complete and accurate examination of metal singing bowls. Learn where singing bowls came from, what they are made of, how they are made and how they are used. Learn the difference between new singing bowls and genuine antiques with side by side comparison. Get valuable consumer advice and learn the common sales tricks. With over 140 color photos taken by the author, The Singing Bowl Book documents all Joseph's knowledge with photo examples. Includes details about the different types of metal singing bowls, advice how to shop for singing bowls, price information, playing instructions, traditional use in Asia as well as modern use in the USA and Europe. This is a useful shopping guide for beginners as well as an essential read for any veteran collector. Get the most from your singing bowl experience. Learn the fascinating history and ancient manufacturing techniques. Learn the common sales tricks and false myths. Discover the beauty and magic of these ancient objects as you journey with the author from California to Nepal and beyond. The Singing Bowl Book covers the full range of metal singing bowls, including cast brass, hand hammered bronze and antique singing bowls. Crystal bowls are not discussed. About the Author Joseph Feinstein is the founder of Himalayan Bowls, the oldest internet company specializing in singing bowls. Joseph became a singing bowl expert, bronze, Asian culture and antique expert while collecting singing bowls starting in 1998. What started as a hobby soon became a successful business. A lifelong musician, Joseph was the first person to put singing bowl audio recordings on the internet. Himalayan Bowls was the first website where you could buy an individual singing bowl from a photo and sound recording. This innovation quickly propelled Joseph to the top of the singing bowl world. But it was not the website alone which got attention. It was Joseph’s passion for singing bowls and dedication to share accurate information that got him international recognition. While his business grew, so did his expertise. People sought out his advice and he has remained the trusted source for no-nonsense information, antique assessment and professional advice. His long-term, unwavering approach and many conversations with consumers helped inform the content of The Singing Bowl Book. Joseph spent years traveling around the world to learn about singing bowls. He also studied everything connected with singing bowls, such as bronze casting, Buddhist ritual, art history and cultural history. He studied with experts around the world and did extensive metallurgical testing on hundreds of singing bowls and other objects. The Singing Bowl Book is the culmination of his work, an attempt to share all his knowledge about the history, manufacture and use of singing bowls. Joseph is also a veteran teacher of more than 20 years and has helped thousands of children and adults. A former university teacher, he has an easy, approachable style and thorough attention to detail. Joseph is also a breathing, movement and awareness expert. He works in private practice helping infants with special needs and adults with neurological functional impairment. He lives with his family in California and spends his spare time making sound with singing bowls and other instruments.
Package Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches