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Jan 03, Adam rated it really liked it. This book is a drema of an enigma — but not because of the mystery surrounding its author, conception, intended purpose, or the layers of hidden messages embedded inside it and these mysteries certainly remain.
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream by Francesco Colonna
Something like participating in a arcade video game of the late s. He’s just arranging the chromosomes. This book is an example of how the weight of time and many fruitless attempts at interpretation can create a work of beauty that is external to the book itself. Apr 05, Spyros Maniatopoulos added it.
Magnificent and a real struggle to read.
The books we read become part and parcel of that experience. The Hypnerotomachia was written in a curious and largely impenatrable “pedantesca,” supplementing the Tuscan vernacular with many Greek and Latin neologisms. But if one were really to convey the spirit and style of the original language, it would have been necessary to do as Colonna did: Poliphilo kneels before Queen Eleuterylida. Theophrasti de historia plantarum libri X.
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For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. I have trouble enough in relating two dimensions into three and I am reliably informed that much of the structural detail contained in the writing would simply not work and so I soon found myself giving up on the attempt. Ristampato di novo et ricorretto Be the first to ask a question about Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Poliphilo sleeps and dreams The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili relates the story of the dream of Poliphilo ‘in which it is shown that all human things are but a dream, and many other things worthy of knowledge x memory.
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While it qualifies in spades as literature, it would in all opliphili appeal hardly at all to modern readers of so-called literary fiction. I will still pick this book up, randomly open to a page and start reading.
Together with the voynich manuscript this book is one of the great mysteries of the written word! Poliphilo visits her secretly at the temple of Diana, and when he falls into a deathlike swoon at her feet, she drags his body away and hides it. Although the number of elaborately illustrated volumes increased throughout the s, this work is exceptional for the way in which the woodcuts integrate harmoniously with the text, following the plot with a closeness unparalleled in other fifteenth-century books.
I found myself scanning whole sections where I soon became lost in the architectural detail. In a volume published in they stand as an extraordinary exhibit of what an artistic ingenious printer can accomplish within the rigid limitations of metal type.
In the introduction to this volume, the translator reveals: The task has been triumphantly accomplished by Lkve Godwin, who succeeds in reproducing all its wayward charm and arcane learning in language accessible to the modern reader.
Here near the tomb of Adonis the two lovers settle down and Polia ij her side of the love story to the nymphs that surround them. Wikipedia in English None.
Some examples of the nymphs on the island of Cythera: May 01, Owlseyes rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Poliphilus is after [a nymph called] Polia.
In this case, Francesco Colonna, would be a wealthy Roman governor.
Aldus’s great achievement stride a typographer influences us even now. Project Gutenberg 1 edition. 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”.
Poliphilo then resumes his narrative from one-fifth of the way through the book. I came to love it after dissecting this book in my art history class.