Anthony Grafton: The Emperor of Things, 13 September 2018
Show More Pietro Bembo and the Intellectual Pleasures of a Renaissance Writer and Art Collector by Susan Nalezyty.
Yale, 277 pp., £50, May 2017, 978 0 300 21919 7Show More
Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist by Gareth Williams.
Oxford, 440 pp., £46.49, August 2017, 978 0 19 027229 6Show More
“... in which he cultivated rare herbs, ten years before the university established its Orto Botanico. Susan Nalezyty treats Bembo’s collection in comprehensive detail, and promises to tell us not only what it contained, but also what it meant to him. Williams follows him to Sicily and up Etna. He records every step, not only of Bembo’s voyages, but of ...”