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Glasgow University Library Special Collections Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. writer of this erotic fantasy was a Dominican monk called Francesco Colonna. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Hypnerotomachia, by Francesco Colonna This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream [Francesco Colonna] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Francesco Colonna’s.

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The book has long been sought after as one of the most beautiful incunabula ever printed. The author — presumed to be a friar of dubious reputation — was obsessed by architecture, landscape and costume it is not going too far to say sexually obsessed and its woodcuts are a primary source for Renaissance ideas.

Others have seen the text as a stereotypical product of its time. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page frsncesco of 1. La Hypnerotomachia di Poliphilo, cioe pugna d’amore in sogno. Though it may have a higher price than the paperback potboiler, it is well worth the price for a devoted study of the history of that time.

The Hypnerotomachia Poliphiliset inconsists of a series of precious and elaborate scenes involving the title character, Poliphilo “friend of many things” from the Greek words polloi meaning “many” and philos meaning “friend”. This is an excellent translation and interpretation of an important work of Renaissance literature that exerted a profound impact on aesthetics, particularly in architecture.


His dream ppoliphili ended and he is left ‘filled to the brim with a sweet and loquacious illusion’. Poliphilo is transported into a wild forest, where he becomes lost, encounters dragons, wolves and maidens and a large variety of architectural forms. Three Early Modern Utopias: Thus one might render the description of the fury on page as follows: It is dawn on the 1st May,and Poliphilo is in Treviso.

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By cooonna this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The author of the book is anonymous. I came to love it after dissecting this book in my art history class.

This is not the complete Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, nor is it the Joscelyn Godwin translation. Learn more about Amazon Prime. On Cythera, they see another triumphal procession celebrating their union. Probably one of the most difficult books I have read.


The book is planned as a precise reconstruction of the original layout, with Cyrillic types and typography by Sergei Egorov. A point that is like a period that is impregnated is like a period in hyperspace.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Polia drags the lifeless Poliphilo into a corner of the temple folio r3r: It’s the Divine Comedy as written by Vitruvius, with input from Jodorowsky which sounds amazing, but the novelty wears off after p.


An expansive polyglot of classical allusions, clever wordplay, and playful typesetting. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. An earlier reviewer, however, alerted me to a possible ordering problem.

Colonna spent part of his life in the monastery of St. Books by Francesco Colonna. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A ‘Roman’ as opposed to Gothic style font had been invented earlier by another acclaimed printer, Nicholas Jenson; it was based upon humanist calligraphers’ attempts to recreate the script of classical antiquity.

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Online version at the Internet Archive, accessed on For an example of another Venetian incunable, see the feature on Jenson’s Breviary. The work was first published in in Venice. After a ceremony resembling marriage, they embark for Cythera in Cupid’s boat. Discussion will begin January 15th.

The type is thought to be one of the first examples of the italic typeface, and in incunabula, it is unique to the Aldine Press. May 01, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Aldus and His Dream Book: