Aldus Manutius: Printer and Publisher of Renaissance Venice

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J. Paul Getty Museum, 1995 - Art - 64 pages
Aldus Manutius (1449-1515) was a member of the Manuzio family, founders of the Aldine Press. Under his direction, the press undertook a vast program of making the written remains of Greek antiquity widely and systematically available to the scholarly public of Renaissance Europe. In addition, Aldus printed many Latin and Italian texts in cheaper formats in the famous Aldine italic typeface. In commemoration of the quincentenary of Aldus's first publication, this study, copublished with the British Library, introduces the "prince of printers" in his various guises--as scholar, businessman, editor, and typographer. The beautifully reproduced illustrations are drawn largely from Aldines in the unrivaled collection of the British Library.

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Martin Davies has been a university teacher in Manchester and Norwich for thirty years. He was founding director of the social work programme at the University of East Anglia, taking it in two decades from the drawing board to premier position in England. He is author of "The Essential Social Worker" (1994) and editor of the "Blackwell Companion to Social Work" (Blackwell, 1997). He teaches social psychology and psychosocial research methods. He is currently Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

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