From the Lagoon to the Library @ Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh [16 April]

From the Lagoon to the Library


30
16
April
14:00 - 15:00

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Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh
Main Library, University of Edinburgh, George Square, EH8 9LJ Edinburgh, United Kingdom
During the Renaissance, Venice became one of the most important European centres for book production and trade. Writers, scholars and artists worked there in collaboration with highly specialised artisans and craftsmen to produce refined and perfected editions, often lavishly illustrated. These objects contributed enormously to the knowledge and appreciation of Italian art, architecture and visual culture over time and throughout space. In her talk, Dr Laura Moretti (University of St Andrews) will present some of the most interesting copies of Venetian illustrated books preserved at the University of Edinburgh Library, and will trace some of the paths they took in their travels from the lagoon to the Scottish institution.

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