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The Resource Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : the strife of love in a dream, Francesco Colonna ; the entire text translated for the first time into English with an introduction by Joscelyn Godwin ; with the original woodcut illustrations

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : the strife of love in a dream, Francesco Colonna ; the entire text translated for the first time into English with an introduction by Joscelyn Godwin ; with the original woodcut illustrations

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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : the strife of love in a dream
Title
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
Title remainder
the strife of love in a dream
Statement of responsibility
Francesco Colonna ; the entire text translated for the first time into English with an introduction by Joscelyn Godwin ; with the original woodcut illustrations
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"It is hard to believe that the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed by Aldus Manutius in 1499, one of the most famous books in the world, read by every Renaissance intellectual and endlessly referred to in studies of art and culture ever since, has never appeared in English. One reason, no doubt, is the length and difficulty of the text. It is a strange, pagan, pedantic, erotic, allegorical, mythological romance relating in highly stylized Italian the quest of Poliphilo for his beloved Polia. The author (presumed to be Francesco Colonna, a friar of dubious reputation) was obsessed by architecture, landscape and costume - it is not going too far to say sexually obsessed - and its 174 woodcuts are a primary source for Renaissance ideas on both buildings and gardens. In 1592 a beginning was made to produce an English version but the translator gave up after only a third of the text. Now, at last, the task has been triumphantly accomplished by Joscelyn Godwin, who succeeds in reproducing all its wayward charm and arcane learning in language accessible to the modern reader."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
-1527
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colonna, Francesco
Dewey number
853/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4619
LC item number
.C913 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian literature
  • Romances, Italian
  • European literature
  • Architecture in literature
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Art in literature
  • Architectural writing
  • Architecture in literature
Label
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : the strife of love in a dream, Francesco Colonna ; the entire text translated for the first time into English with an introduction by Joscelyn Godwin ; with the original woodcut illustrations
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hypnerotomachia Poliphili -- Appendices. Translations of Latin inscriptions in the illustrations, and of Greek in the illustrations and the text ; Significance of the allegorical names ; Glossary of architectural terms ; Diagram of the Isle of Cytherea
Control code
46633906
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
xix, 474 pages
Isbn
9780500019429
Lccn
99070844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46633906
Label
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : the strife of love in a dream, Francesco Colonna ; the entire text translated for the first time into English with an introduction by Joscelyn Godwin ; with the original woodcut illustrations
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hypnerotomachia Poliphili -- Appendices. Translations of Latin inscriptions in the illustrations, and of Greek in the illustrations and the text ; Significance of the allegorical names ; Glossary of architectural terms ; Diagram of the Isle of Cytherea
Control code
46633906
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
xix, 474 pages
Isbn
9780500019429
Lccn
99070844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46633906

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