Invaluable Italian Books Grace the University of Utah

Nov 19, 2013 627

By Mauro Battocchi


If you're in Utah over the next weeks, make sure to stop by the University of Utah's Willard Marriot Library for a first-hand look at ancient Italian books and manuscripts. La Parola Scritta: XVI Centuries of Italian Culture in Ink celebrates Italian contributions to world history and culture as we move into the final months of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States. This special initiative has projected italianit√° across the United States, presenting it not only in its traditional historic and artistic forms, but also as an economic driver in the United States and globally. 

The J. Willard Marriott Library will showcase a portion of its vast collection including books from the 15th through the 19th centuries that illustrate Italian contributions to printing, poetry, theater, music, geography, mathematics, botany, astronomy, anatomy, law, typography, dance, travel and more. Many of the books on display are first editions, including the first printed edition of Euclid's Geometry (1482) and Galileo's Dialogo (1632).

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Fonte: San Francisco, Italy

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