Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book

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Venice in the fifteenth century is the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There, the first printers, publishing houses and bookstores open for business. Among the innovators who are driving these new cultural enterprises, one remarkable visionary, Aldo Manuzio, stands head and shoulders above the rest. He is credited with inventing the figure of the modern publisher. Manuzio will publish the first printed editions of the Talmud, the Koran, the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam and classics of the Green and...

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Overview

Venice in the fifteenth century is the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There, the first printers, publishing houses and bookstores open for business. Among the innovators who are driving these new cultural enterprises, one remarkable visionary, Aldo Manuzio, stands head and shoulders above the rest. He is credited with inventing the figure of the modern publisher. Manuzio will publish the first printed editions of the Talmud, the Koran, the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam and classics of the Green and Latin poetry and theater, bringing about a true revolution and the birth of the world.

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Publishers Weekly
11/04/2013
Italian author Magno guides us through 15th and 16th century Venice, a cultural and economic world capital, where the book as we understand it today was born. Ostensibly a survey of the life of publisher Aldus Manutius, the Michelangelo of printing, the man who established contemporary typefaces, championed the semi-colon, and conceived of reading for pleasure—"the history of publishing is divided" Magno declares, "into before Mantius and after." The book veers wildly at the half, away from a sharp illustration of a luminous historical moment embodied by a captivating personality who oversaw it all, to a survey of the great books produced at this time, subdivided by category: Jewish publishing and the printing history of the Talmud, the world's first printed Koran, the medical book trade and even the antecedent to our author-as-celebrity, Petro Aretino. The writing is accessible, but the factual information is dense and the structure seems to dissolve into after thought as its subject grows more complex. Magno's is a wonderful if sometimes baffling book for enthusiasts of type, binding, publishing and the history of the physical artifact of the book. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609451394
  • Publisher: Europa
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 578,886
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alessandro Marzo Magno was born in Venice, Italy in 1962. He worked as a journalist for various newspapers and was in change of Foreign Affairs at Diario for ten years. He has since published ten books. He lives in Milan with his wife and two children.

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