Italy's culture ministry has acquired the vast library and archive of Umberto Eco, the late Italian medievalist, philosopher, and writer, as an official part of the cultural heritage of the state. The acquisition guarantees the conservation of this incredible legacy, while also making it accessible to students and scholars.
While browsing the stalls at the book market in the Hague, I have recently found a remnant of the ideological war that had crushed many lives, including the life of Boris Pasternak, the author of the literary work in question.
Corsini is a prominent Florentine family. Over the centuries, it had enjoyed having both financial and religious influence. Among the members of the family were merchants, bankers, cardinals. Even a Pope and a saint. That alone could have made the story of the Corsini Archive interesting. Continue reading →
Every time I travel I look for some book or bookbinding-related locations in almost every city or town I visit. Past trip to Italy was no exception. Unfortunately, this time we had a very tight schedule (3500 kilometers just in 11 days) and almost no time for museums. However, we had a full day in Venice and I hoped to find something interesting there. Continue reading →
Find below a list of bookbinding courses and workshops in Italy. All courses listed are available to the public, some are day courses, others are multi-day courses and some are full time. With just a rare exception all the courses are taught in Italian. Continue reading →