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- DescriptionVenice in the 1500s is the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There, the first printers, publishing houses and bookstores open for business, and thrive, finding fertile ground in the city's wealth, its freedom and high level of literacy among its cosmopolitan population. Soon half of all the books published in Europe come from Venice. Among the invators, one remarkable visionary, Aldo Manuzio, stands head and shoulders above the rest. Credited with the invention of the Italic font and pocket editions, he is the first truly modern publisher.
- Author Biography<b>Alessandro Marzo Magno</b> was born in Venice, Italy in 1962. He worked as a journalist for various newspapers and was chief editor of the foreign affairs desk at <i>Diario</i> for ten years. He has since published ten books. He lives in Milan with his wife and two children. <b>Gregory Conti</b>'s translation for Europa Editions inclue Alessandro Barbero's <i>The Eyes of Venice</i> and Alberto Angela's<i> A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome</i>, which was voted a Best Book of the Year by the Kansas City Star and became an Indie Bound best seller.
- Author(s)Alessandro Marzo Magno
- PublisherEuropa Editions
- Date of Publication10/10/2013
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintEuropa Editions
- Weight320 g
- Width135 mm
- Height209 mm
- Spine23 mm
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