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March 19, 2016
June 19, 2016
The exhibition Aldo Manuzio. Il rinascimento di Venezia presents the story of the man who invented the modern book and the concept of publishing, turning Venice into the international capital of printing.
It describes how the books of Aldo Manuzio (1449-1515) – the leading Italian printer and publisher of his time and credited with inventing the italic typeface – were woven into a new art in Venice, fed by the publication of Greek and Latin classics, through masterpieces by Giorgione, Carpaccio, Giovanni Bellini, Cima da Conegliano, Titian, Lorenzo Lotto and Pietro Lombardo.
The exhibition also presents the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Manuzio’s most famous and refined illustrated book, with imaginative woodcuts possibly made from drawings by the illuminator Benedetto Bordon.
please see Gallerie dell’Accademia
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