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Handwritten :

Published by : National Library of Australia, (Canberra :) Physical details: 239 p. : col. ill., facsims. ; 31 cm. ISBN:9780642277336 (pbk.). Year: 2011
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Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Non-Fiction large size 091.094 NLA Available 056680
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Catalogue produced to accompany an exhibition held at the National Library of Australia from 26 November 2011 to 18 March 2012.

Includes bibliographical references.

pt. 1. Medieval and Renaissance manuscript books -- pt. 2. Handwritten: From the Renaissance to today -- pt. 3. Handwritten music.

In an era when the practice, indeed the art, of writing by hand is fast giving way to the keyboard, it is timely to pause and to consider the volume of words penned on paper over time. Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures traces the lives and thoughts, problems and solutions, inspirations and creative endeavours of some of the world?s greatest thinkers, innovators and artists. From a late ninth-century fragment of Virgil?s epic poem the Aeneid to a beautifully decorated manuscript of Dante Alighieri?s The Divine Comedy, from Galileo?s letter to a colleague and former pupil to Florence Nightingale?s practical advice for an English politician, this publication captures memorable moments spanning the medieval era to today.

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