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Filename: 
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Identifier: 
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Title: 
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: vbi hvmana omnia non nisisomnivm [sic] esse docet atqve obiter plvrima scitv sane qvam digna commemorat
Creator: 
Colonna, Francesco, 1433-1527
Creator: 
Manuzio, Aldo, 1449 or 50-1515
Subject: 
Incunabula, Italy
Subject: 
Dreams in literature
Subject: 
Woodcuts, Italy
Subject: 
Architecture in literature
Subject: 
Erotic literature
Summary: 
The enigmatic, polyglot Hypnerotomachia Poliphili ... has fascinated architects and historians since its publication in 1499. Part fictional narrative and part scholarly treatise, richly illustrated with wood engravings, the book is an extreme case of erotic furor, aimed at everything—especially architecture—that the protagonist, Poliphilo, encounters in his quest for his beloved, Polia. Among the instances of the book's manifesto-like character is Polia's tirade defending the right of women to express their own sexuality, probably the first sustained argument of this type, which lifts the book's erotic theme from the realm of ribaldry to the more daring one of sexual politics.
Publisher: 
Aldus Manutius, Romanus, for Leonardus Crassus
Digital Publisher: 
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Date of Original: 
1499
Date of Digitization: 
2000
Broad Type: 
still image
Specific Type: 
incunabula
Digital File Format: 
jpeg
Physical Format: 
books
Dimensions of Original: 
33 cm
Language: 
Italian
Language: 
Latin
Language: 
Greek
Language: 
Hebrew
Language: 
Arabic
Original Item Location: 
cc093 A363 C7194
Library Collection: 
Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection. Founding Collection
Digital Project: 
2019_0019_aldus
Catalog Record: 
https://albert.rit.edu/record=b2773248~S3
Place: 
Italy - Venice
Rights: 
RIT Libraries makes materials from its collections available for educational and research purposes pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.
Notes: 
Full East Indian goat leather binding, hand stamped. Hand stitched headbands. Original endpapers. In slipcase.
Notes: 
Aldus Manutius is an alternate name for Aldo Manuzio.
Other Title: 
Poliphili Hypnerotomachia
Other Title: 
Poliphilo's Strife of Love in a Dream
Other Title: 
The Dream of Poliphilus