Locating Boccaccio in 2013
|Starts:||11 Jul 2013|
|Ends:||20 Dec 2013|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||The John Rylands Library|
|Venue opening hours:||Monday 12noon - 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12noon - 5pm|
|Who is it for:||General public|
On the 700th anniversary of his birth, this exhibition celebrates the enduring popularity of the works of the Italian medieval author Giovanni Boccaccio.
Taking a wide-ranging overview of his works, it 'locates' Boccaccio in different times, languages, and places, from the fourteenth century to the present day, in manuscript, print, and beyond. The exhibition showcases some of the riches of The John Rylands Library, along with loans from private collections, and a new series of artists' books specially commissioned to commemorate the anniversary.
Highlights include the first illustrated printed edition of the Decameron, French, German, Spanish, English, and Welsh translations, privately printed and clandestine erotica, and the famous Rylands 'Roxburghe Decameron', once the most expensive book in the world when it was sold at the legendary Roxburghe sale in 1812.
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