|Editura:||Editura Vintage Publishing|
|Nr. pagini:||496 pagini|
|Categorii:||Carti in Limbi Straine, The Arts, History of Art / Art & Design Styles, History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600, Renaissance art, Carti in Limba Engleza, Carti|
At the heart of this activity was a remarkable bookseller: Vespasiano da Bisticci. His books were works of art in their own right, copied by talented scribes and illuminated by the finest miniaturists. With a client list that included popes and royalty, Vespasiano became the 'king of the world's booksellers'.
But by 1480 a new invention had appeared: the printed book, and Europe's most prolific merchant of knowledge faced a formidable new challenge. 'A spectacular life of the book trade's Renaissance man' JOHN CAREY, SUNDAY TIMES