TOMORROW! "La Storia del Libro Stampato" con Alessandro Marzo Magno

Updated: Nov 12

Don't forget to RSVP to the event: "La Storia del Libro Stampato (The History of the Print Book): Venice in the 15th century and the revolutionary genius of Aldo Manuzio", THIS Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 12:00 PM (PDT).


Entirely in Italian - Intermediate/Advanced Italian knowledge recommended!


What to Expect:


Aldo Manuzio invented the book as we know it today, with the author's name, title and publisher's logo on the title page, the pages numbered on both sides, and the index. In 1501 he adopted the small format for printing Latin and Italian classics and invented the paperback as we use it today. He invented the italic font and its round Roman characters are the basis of those used today. Above all, he invented the pleasure of reading, reading as a pastime, before him people read mainly to educate themselves or for work, after him, people read to spend pleasant moments.


The speaker, Alessandro Marzo Magno, journalist and travelling Venetian now based in Milan,

for some time he has dedicated himself to historical divulgation. He has written or edited seventeen books, including "L'invenzione dei soldi. When finance spoke Italian" (Garzanti).

The latest book is titled "L’Inventore di libri. Aldo Manuzio, Venezia e il suo tempo" (Laterza).


Free admission for members - $5 donation for non-members!

For info & donation: info@dantesocietybc.ca


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