Project Description

Aldus Manutius
The Venice Renaissance

curated by Guido Beltramini, Giulio Manieri Elia and Davide Gasparotto

Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice
March 19 –  July 31, 2016

Venetian Heritage

The exhibition project on Aldus Manutius (1452-1515) was intended to highlight the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the new spaces for temporary exhibitions, attracting the public with a tribute to the most famous printer in the history of publishing. It showed how the book changed the world and how and why this change took place in Venice, a cosmopolitan city and traditional gateway between East and West – a genuine bridge between Greek culture and Italian humanism. The printed and illuminated page stood alongside works of art of extraordinary value that described the spirit of a period that was politically and militarily dramatic but culturally and artistically exciting.
Venetian Heritage contributed to the staging of the exhibition supporting the Comitato per le celebrazioni del V centenario della morte di Aldo Manuzio.