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The Resource The gallery of memory : literary and iconographic models in the age of the printing press, Lina Bolzoni ; translated by Jeremy Parzen

The gallery of memory : literary and iconographic models in the age of the printing press, Lina Bolzoni ; translated by Jeremy Parzen

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The gallery of memory : literary and iconographic models in the age of the printing press
Title
The gallery of memory
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literary and iconographic models in the age of the printing press
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Lina Bolzoni ; translated by Jeremy Parzen
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Lina Bolzoni's impressive study of the memory culture of sixteenth-century Italy appears here for the first time in English translation. Since its original incarnation as La stanza della memoria: Modelli letterari e iconografici nell'età della stampa, published by Einaudi of Torino in 1995, Bolzoni's study has been praised by critics and ranked with the classic texts in its field -- those by Paolo Rossi, Frances Yates and Mary Carruthers. The book takes as its starting point a striking paradox: that the antique tradition of the art of memory -- created by an oral culture -- reached its moment of greatest diffusion during an age that saw the birth of the printed book. Bolzoni's examination of this phenomenon, in which archaic and modern elements came together in a precarious equilibrium, reveals the profound ties that existed at the time between memory and creativity, and between words and images. Drawing on the multiplicity of practices that relied on techniques of memory, Bolzoni presents diagrams, cipher alphabets, rebuses and emblemlike pictures characteristic of the late-Medieval and early-modern periods, indicating their use for literary games and preaching. In doing so, she skilfully reconstructs a particular mentality, a way of apprehending words and images that was of central importance for a long period of time but that has since been forgotten.--
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Lina Bolzoni is Professor of Italian Literature, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. Jeremy Parzen earned his Ph.D. in Italian Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an independent scholar living in New York City.
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Bolzoni, Lina
Dewey number
686.2/0945/09031
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
Z232.M3
LC item number
B6513 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Parzen, Jeremy
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Toronto Italian studies
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  • Manuzio, Paolo
  • Accademia Veneziana
  • Printing
  • Mnemonics
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Italian literature
  • Italian literature
  • Early printed books
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Manuzio, Paolo
  • Accademia Veneziana
  • Accademia Veneziana
  • Imprimerie
  • Littérature italienne
  • Illustration des livres
  • Mémoire
  • CRAFTS & HOBBIES
  • DESIGN
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Early printed books
  • Intellectual life
  • Italian literature
  • Mnemonics
  • Printing
  • Italy
  • Bild
  • Erinnerung
  • Literatur
  • Semiotik
  • Boekdrukkunst
  • Literatuur
  • Illustraties
  • Geheugentraining
  • Bild
  • Gedächtnis
  • Geschichte
  • Italienisch
  • Literatur
  • Semiotik
  • Italienisch
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The gallery of memory : literary and iconographic models in the age of the printing press, Lina Bolzoni ; translated by Jeremy Parzen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-318) and index
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multicolored
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Contents
1. Making knowledge visible : the Accademia Veneziana -- 2. Trees of knowledge and rhetorical machines -- 3. Memory games -- 4. Body and soul : the nature of images -- 5. How to translate words into images : memory and invention -- 6. The art of memory and collecting
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806953701
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1 online resource (xxv, 332 pages, viii pages of plates)
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9781282028500
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rdamedia
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illustrations (some color).
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22573/ctt55sc0
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(OCoLC)806953701
Label
The gallery of memory : literary and iconographic models in the age of the printing press, Lina Bolzoni ; translated by Jeremy Parzen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Making knowledge visible : the Accademia Veneziana -- 2. Trees of knowledge and rhetorical machines -- 3. Memory games -- 4. Body and soul : the nature of images -- 5. How to translate words into images : memory and invention -- 6. The art of memory and collecting
Control code
806953701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 332 pages, viii pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282028500
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt55sc0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)806953701

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