ALDO MANUZIO IL RINASCIMENTO VENEZIANO
19 March - 31 July 2016, Gallerie dell'Accademia - Venezia
We designed the exhibition graphics, the colours and an installation about the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili - the most beautiful book of the Renaissance - printed by the one and only Aldo Manuzio (1449-1515).
"An exhibition on how the book changed the world, and on how and why this happened in Venice, gateway between East and West.The leading figure in this revolution was a stranger, who came to Venice from Rome to rediscover ancient Greece filtered through Byzantium: Aldus Manutius. Between 1495 and 1515 he printed a hundred-odd editions of an unparalleled beauty, which actually created the modern book and publisher, and above all invented the reading public." > from www.mostraaldomanuzio.it
Curators: Guido Beltramini, Davide Gasparotto, Giulio Manieri Elia. Exhibition image: Leonardo Sonnoli (Tassinari/Vetta) on a Bartolomeo Veneto's painting. Exhibition design: Mauro Zocchetta.
Photos by Agostino Bonaventura