Hypnerotomachia Poliphili has ratings and 28 reviews. cinquecento anni da quando Aldo Manuzio, primo e inarrivato fra gli editori di letteratura, pubblicò . Attributed to Francesco Colonna (c. ). This book is an incunable, or book printed between and The allegorical romance. We list editions of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, with some copy La hypnerotomachia di Poliphilo. Le songe de Poliphile ou hypnerotomachie de frère Francesco Colonna litéralement traduit pour la première fois, avec.

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Attributed to Francesco Colonna

This integrates perfectly with the type, an example of typographic art. The work is further lauded for the originality of its design.

The book begins with Poliphilo, who is spending a restless dream filled night because his beloved, Polia, has shunned him. Following triumphal processions and further spectacles, the nymph reveals that she is in fact that Polia ‘whom you love so well’.

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Hypnerotomachia Hypnerotomachix, InterlinearkommentarfassungBreitenbrunn: There are such ravishing sculptures in the dreams of Poliphilo that it is said the people who encounter them use them to masturbate. Arati Phaenomena, Germanico Caesare interprete, cum commentariis et imaginibus Genus Theocriti et de inventione bucolicorum.

They are taken by some more nymphs to a temple to be engaged. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili by Francesco Colonna. Aldus settled in Venice – the printing capital of the late fifteenth century – in The author’s style is elaborately descriptive and unsparing in its use of superlatives.


Saturday, February 11, Although Aldus’s colophon claims that he printed trancesco work most accurately, there is a whole page of errata found at the end of the work.

Certainly it is written in an odd hybrid of Latin vocabulary imposed upon Italian syntax; this idiosyncratic language would probably have been as difficult for sixteenth century readers as it is today. Paul in Venice, but the monastery was apparently not of the strictest observance and Colonna was granted leave to live outside its walls.

A symposium to celebrate the acquisition of the second edition of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Ironically, while prized as one of the treasures of Renaissance printing today, the book originally sold badly and could not be exported as a result of ongoing wars.


It was written long ago: David McKnight William B. Book Crumpet rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But Cupid appears to her in a vision, and compels her to return and kiss Poliphilo back to life.

Giovanni e Paolo in Venice and it is known that at the supposed time of composition of the work in he was teaching novices in Treviso.

He lived in Venice, and preached at St. Poliphilo sleeps and dreams The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili relates the story of the dream of Poliphilo ‘in which it is shown that all human things are but a dream, and many other things worthy of knowledge and memory. Well, sadly, just about everyone else! As the work opens, the inconsolable Poliphilo is tormented by insomnia as he thinks of his unrequited love for Polia. He chooses the third, and there he discovers his beloved.


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The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili is illustrated with exquisite woodcuts showing the scenery, architectural settings, and some of the characters Poliphilo encounters in his dreams.

Boustrophedon rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Therefore, it is quite possible that he could have spied ‘Polia’ combing her hair at a window there. Colonna spent part of his life in the monastery of St. Ammonius De differentia dictionum Poliphilo is embraced by Thelemia To Painter, the haunting woodcuts seem entirely modern ‘in polipphili passion and calm, their strangeness and reality, their startling but nobly classical carnality and paganism’. Or nearly everyone these days….

The book is planned as a precise reconstruction hypneotomachia the original layout, with Cyrillic types hypnerotpmachia typography by Sergei Egorov. Stella Fiore rated it it was amazing Apr 07,

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