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The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598441790 Year: Volume: 141 Pages: 251 DOI: 10.1515/9783598441790 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
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In China the tradition of a book society is longer than anywhere else in the world. Chinese paper making, calligraphy and woodblock printing date from very early ages, but have for a very long time remained almost unknown to the Western world. At the IFLA satellite meeting ?Chinese Written and Printed Cultural Heritage and Library Work? in Hangzhou in 2006 the richness of present day book historical research and library activities in China has been presented by more than sixty papers. This fine selection reflects the width and depth of this extremely important and immense Chinese heritage.

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Poggio Bracciolini and the Re(dis)covery of Antiquity: Textual and Material Traditions

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Book Series: Atti ISSN: 27046230 ISBN: 9788864539683 Year: Volume: 38 Pages: 220 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-6453-968-3
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This collection draws strength from its cross-disciplinarity, featuring contributions by scholars who investigate Bracciolini's contribution to many fields of knowledge in the Western tradition, spanning across politics and historiography, material and print culture, philology and manuscript studies, calligraphy and palaeography. The essays touch upon intertwined aspects of early Renaissance in its recovery of the classical tradition where the concept of humanitas extends to the manuscript itself. “This distinguished collection of essays adds a wealth of scholarly detail to our understanding of the myriad-minded Renaissance humanist Poggio Bracciolini. And, in doing so, it also managed to capture much of the range and flavour of this extraordinary figure: his learning, his passionate interest in antiquity, his civic pride, and his brilliance in calligraphic design, as well as his ceaseless self-promotion , his enmities, his taste for obscenity, and his penchant for moralizing. Poggio's startling energy and the energy of the whole period course through these pages" (Stephen Greenblatt)

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