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Aldus and His Dream Book

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"Aldus and His Dream Book" is a tribute to the life and work of the pioneering scholar-publisher, Aldus Manutius (1449/50-1515).

Helen Barolini's text discusses Aldus, his education, his publishing vision, his typographic innovations, and his famous Venetian press. At the same time, this book reproduces all the illustrations, and many of the full pages, from the Aldine press edition of Francesco Colonna's "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili," which many consider the most beautiful book printed in the Renaissance. It also includes a bibliography of works on Aldus and the "Hypnerotomachia."

This edition is certain to appeal to the historian, bibliophile, art historian, designer, and student of the many psychologically rich and emblematic illustrations that have delighted and intrigued generations of readers and scholars.


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Paperback Editions

March 1992 : USA Paperback

Title: Aldus & His Dream Book
Author(s): Helen Barolini
ISBN: 0-934977-22-4 / 978-0-934977-22-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Italica Press
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March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Aldus and His Dream Book: An Illustrated Essay
Author(s): Helen Barolini
Publisher: Italica Press
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