Aldo Manuzio alle Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia, a journey through the most beautiful books in the world, the perfect combination of vision, creativity and style.

Aldo Manuzio alle Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia, a journey through the most beautiful books in the world, the perfect combination of vision, creativity and style.

Event
April 1st, 2016

Aldus’s works, on display at the Galleries until June 19, show a perfect harmony of style, creativity and content. It is a journey through beautiful books with elegant, sophisticated forms and very accurate texts. It is no surprise that they are considered among the most beautiful in the world!

Manutius’s revolution is precisely to have brought books into people's lives: useful objects, valuable to the mind, and appealing to the eye, sometimes pocket-size for ease of use, and printed in italics, a cursive-based typeface, to make them more readable for the people of the time who were used to manuscripts.

The exhibition is worth a visit because it communicates the excitement of a great step that contributed to change the appearance of books for ever, making it come alive and relevant to the contemporary world.

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