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Museum Bodoniano in Parma, Italy

This is an old and interesting library, part of the Pilotta museum. It houses very old books, some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
travelsafer
Printing as art

The Bodoni typeface has been an elegant option for centuries. Bodoni himself was, arguably, the... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
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“Museum Bodoniano in Parma, Italy”
21 Apr 2018
“Printing as art”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old and interesting library, part of the Pilotta museum. It houses very old books, some are indeed in very bad shape and some seem to have been restored. The visit does not last long and one can just walk next to the...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The Bodoni typeface has been an elegant option for centuries. Bodoni himself was, arguably, the most significant printer and typesetter in history. His 300+ type faces are elegant and utile. I was most astonished by the open space in his books, though. In his printed...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2016

This museum occupies one long "sleeve" of the Palazzo della Pilotta. If you want to see it, you have to have an appointment. I made mine just by coming to the cash desk and asking if there is any possibility to go in right now....More

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This place has over a million books from all over the world and is a major resource for historians (and other scholars). When we were there, they had an interesting exhibit on bread - which didn't sound all that interesting when we heard about it,...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

One of the treasures of the Palazzo Farnese. You must not be a library fan, but this is a very interesting place, with a lot of excellent exhibits.

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