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From: 30/10/2015 - To: 16/01/2016

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Date of last update: 18/01/2016, 09:29


The treasures of the publisher Manuzio on show at the
Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna

30 October 2015 - 16 January 2016

At the Bologna University Library from October 30th 2015 to January 16th 2016, for the first time on show 61 precious editions in about 70 print works, created between 1400 and 1700. The exhibition Nel segno di Aldo - Le edizioni di Aldo Manuzio nella Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna is dedicated to the great publisher Aldo Manuzio in the year celebrating the 500th anniversary of his death.

Nel segno di Aldo is the first exhibition of the wider project  Griffo, la grande festa delle lettere (Griffo, the great gala of letters), the rich programme of events which will be taking place until 2018, year of the 500th anniversary of Francesco Griffo’s death. Aim of this project - curated by Associazione Francesco Griffo da Bologna with the support of Comune di Bologna and other city institutions, is to point out the centuries-old importance of publishing industry, and especially of Griffo, the Renaissance exceptional punchcutter who designed the first italic.

Nel segno di Aldo also presents some original tools for the punchcutting and casting of typefaces, similar to those used by Griffo.

The exhibition is curated by Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italiana of Bologna University, CERB (Centro di Ricerca in Bibliografia, Bologna University), in collaboration with Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna and Sistema Bibliotecario di Ateneo of Alma Mater Studiorum, as part of the project «Griffo, la grande festa delle lettere».  The catalogue (Patron editore) is curated by Loredana Chines, Piero Scapecchi, Paolo Tinti, Paola Vecchi Galli.


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  • From: 30/10/2015
  • To: 16/01/2016

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