Bound in venice the serene republic and the dawn of the book magno alessandro marzo isbn 9781609451394 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. A highly readable but erudite book in the style of alberto angelas a day in the life of ancient rome and stephen greenblatts the swerve this is the incredible story of venice at a time when it was the mercantile and cultural capital of the world there in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the first real publishing houses open for business leading to an explosion of the written word . Bound in venice transports the reader to a time when books were just beginning to be created book sellers and publishers flocked to venice the cultural and trade center of the early 16th century here they made there wares and stacked them unbound onto their shelves binding would come later and could cost as much as the pages that filled them the books writing has at times a choppy feel . Bound in venice the serene republic and the dawn of the book by magno alessandro marzo 2013 paperback isbn kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. While the book blurb promised to discuss the development of the book in venice under the capable hands of aldus manutius the book fails to deliver the text is choppy and seems like a string of words and paragraphs strung together without a thesis the author appears to have used about 10 books to compile his work the repetition and non sequiturs and the constant jumping back and forth in
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