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Viva l’Italia. A Regional Romp through Italy

decoration11 June 2014|05 Sept. 2014
The exhibition is constructed around images of Italian cities from a 17th century copy of Pietro Bertelli’s Theatro delle Citta d’Italia (1629). Although by necessity selective, it will display some wonderful books, primarily from the collections of Esmond de Beer and Charles Brasch, who both thoroughly enjoyed what Italy offered to the world. Notable items will include: William Thomas’ The Historie of Italie (1549); Pietro Bertelli’s Theatro delle Citta d’Italia (1629); Thomas Martyn’s The Gentleman’s Guide in his Tour through Italy (1787); D. H. Lawrence’s Sea and Sardinia (1921) and Samuel Butler’s Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont, along with Italian recipes, carnival characters, and works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

(Picture: Wikipedia)


11 June 2014|05 Sept. 2014
Special Collections
First Floor
Central Library
University of Otago Library
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