Aldo Manuzio. Il rinascimento di Venezia [Aldo Manuzio. The Renaissance of Venice]
Galleria dell’Accademia, Venezia
19 March–31 July 2016
Curated by Lodovico Beltramini, Davide Gasparotto, and Giulio Manieri Elia, the exhibition centers on the publisher Aldo Manuzio not simply by showcasing the innovations in his trade that transformed print culture. The history of his editions is placed in the context of Renaissance scholarly culture and visuality, with a keen attention to the social status of the book among his sophisticated first readers (often depicted in paintings by Titian and Lotto while holding one of the Aldine editions in their hands).