VENICE AND ITS PRINTING ART

22 March 2011
17:00a18:00

BY and WITH MARCO ZANETTO
Throughout the modern age, the Republic of Venice was an extraordinary city and the home of a solid state that was conscious of its role in Europe, including in the emerging cultural field of printing. In terms of both quality and quantity, Venice was the capital of books, from the incunabula of the second half of the 1400s, to the treatises and dialogues of the 16th and 17th centuries, and on to the new culture of the Enlightenment. There were more than 150 printing works in the lagoon city. They were not just run by locals but also by foreign communities, which lived, prospered – including in cultural terms – and became representatives of their people’s thinking.
Presentation by Marco Zanetto

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