Bodoni, the Face behind the Face
DATE: Wednesday, March 09, 2016
TIME: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
LOCATION:: Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
MORE INFORMATION: http://coopertype.org/event/bodoni_the_face_behind_the_face
In her slide presentation, Valerie Lester will set Bodoni in the context of the places and the era in which he lived, and will present some rarely-seen images of his work. She will introduce the people with whom he worked and who influenced him, paying special attention to his father in Saluzzo; to Cardinal Spinelli in Rome; to Fournier; to his employers, the duke and duchess of Parma; to Guillaume du Tillot, the prime minister of Parma; to the Amoretti family of printers; to his talented and loving wife, Margherita Dall’Aglio; to the Didots; and to his two great patrons, Nicolás de Azara and Joachim Murat (Napoleon’s brother-in-law). And of course, she will not forget to describe the food he ate and the wine he drank.