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Gets a bit slow on some occasions but hey, one has to take it for what it is It’s the “strife of love in a dream” It is a strange, pagan, pedantic, erotic, allegorical, mythological romance relating in highly stylized Italian the quest of Poliphilo for his beloved Polia.

Still, could be a fascinating read. CD Audiobook 0 editions. Besides Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, he definitely wrote an Italian epic poem called Delfili Somnium, the “Dream of Delfilo’ which went unpublished in his lifetime and was not published until Others have seen the text as a stereotypical product of its time.

Inin a London edition, “R. The books we read become part and parcel of that experience. Without explanation, the text is full of words based on Latin and Greek roots. Colonna spent part of his life in the monastery of St. They treasure them the way connoisseurs of great art treasure exemplary paintings. Published in by the renowned printer Aldus Manutius, this magnificently crafted volume is illustrated with woodcuts by an unknown artist. Magnificent and a real struggle to read. With strange architectural designs and poeticly superiority.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is part of the point. Professor Weiss, meanwhile, declared it to be ‘a serious runner up for the title of most boring work in Italian literature’.

The author presumed to be Francesco Colonna, a friar of dubious reputation was obsessed by architecture, landscape, and costume—it is not going too far to say sexually obsessed—and its woodcuts are a primary source for Renaissance ideas on both buildings and gardens.

Despite its recent notoriety, and despite the skilled translation by Professor Godwin, it still is not a book that will appeal to most readers. This copy of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili is from the eighteenth century library of William Hunterbut it is not known how or from whom he acquired the book or who owned it originally.

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Through a dream he’ll have access to her Catonis Romani Sententiae paraeneticae distichi As we revel in all things romantic for Valentine’s Day, it may be sobering to reflect on the ultimate outcome of Poliphilo’s story. The Hypnerotomachia fell into the category of books to be seen but not read. Yet, I wish the stars of reviewing were more like the stars of outer space, innumerable It is dawn on the 1st May,and Poliphilo is in Treviso.

So why the 5 stars? I came to love it after dissecting this book in my art history class. This integrates perfectly with the type, an example of typographic art. The latest contribution concerning the identity of author is an attribution to Aldus Manutius. I will still pick this book up, randomly open to a page and start reading. In an attempt was made to produce an English version but the translator gave up.


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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: Hypnerotomacyia consists of the amatory adventures of one Poliphilo, who dreams of a search for his love Polia among spectacles of ancient buildings, sculptures and gardens frequented by the gods of pagan antiquity. Poliphilo and Polia leave the sacred fountain Hypnnerotomachia facet of the book that has delighted readers are its innumerable puns and riddles.

He then travels with two nymphs reason and inclination to an abode with three doors. The poem becomes redefined as a by-product of the experiment, which is no longer the poem as product but the poem as process.

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