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English Choose a language for shopping. In tandem with Du Tillot, Bodoni acquired everything necessary for a printing business of the highest order: He flourished under the careful supervision of Cardinal Giuseppe Spinellithe prefect bdoni the Propaganda Fide, and Costantino Ruggieri, the superintendent of the press.

There have been several modern revivals of his type-faces, all called Tiplgrafico. One of them, Giuseppe, remained by his side at the press in Parma for over 30 years. As an example of its kind, it remains unsurpassed in its beauty and printing technique, and it showed the rest of Europe that the young Italian was a printer to be reckoned with.


You can help by adding to it. His Manuale tipografico of manaule the way for his masterwork, the Manuale tipografico ofpublished posthumously by his widow.

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Giambattista Bodoni

This section tipografjco empty. Views Read Edit View history. In Rome, Bodoni found work as an assistant compositor typesetter at the press of the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoplesthe missionary arm of the Vatican.

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Spinelli and Ruggieri were so delighted with his work on the Pontificale Arabo-Copto that they allowed him to add his name and birthplace to subsequent printings.

Retrieved 16 December Several major presentation volumes would follow, along with the various publications required by the court: Bodoni was tempted by the offer to move to Rome, but inwhen the duke realized the seriousness of the threat, he offered Bodoni his own private press where he could print whatever he wished for whomever he wished.

Ineven the emperor Napoleon and empress Josephine visited the city and asked to see him; alas, that very day Bodoni was confined to bed with a disastrous attack of gout, a disease that was to plague him until the end of his life. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? He first took the type-designs of Pierre Simon Fournier as his exemplars, but afterwards became an admirer of the more modelled types of John Baskerville ; and he and Firmin Didot evolved a style of type called ‘New Face’, in which the letters are cut in such a way as to produce a strong contrast between the thick and thin parts of their body.


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Bodoni took up the challenge, and in he was able to present the Pope with an Oratio Dominica in languages. Retrieved from ” https: Amazon Bodomi Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. They wanted someone hardworking and talented to set it up and run it. Other cities tried to woo Bodoni away from Parma.

He also began a series of specimen volumes, the first of which, Fregi e majuscule was in direct imitation of Fournier. Other patrons wished mwnuale oust the duke.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. After convalescing in Saluzzo, Bodoni started working with his father again. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Giambattista Bodoni. Bodonj Thousands of Digital Comics.