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Synopsis: The first, complete, English-language translation in five hundred years of one of the world's most compelling fantasies. It is hard to believe that one of the most famous books in the world, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, read by every Renaissance intellectual and referred to and revered in studies of art and culture ever since, has never appeared in full in English. One reason, no doubt, is the length and difficulty of the text. It is a strange, pagan, pedantic, erotic, allegorical, mythological romance relating in highly stylized Italian the quest of Poliphilo for his beloved Polia. The author (presumed to be Francesco Colonna, a friar of dubious reputation) was obsessed--one might say sexually obsessed--by architecture, and the book's 174 woodcuts are a primary source for Renaissance ideas on both buildings and gardens. In 1592 a beginning was made to produce an English version but the translator gave up part way. Now, at last, the task has been triumphantly performed by Joscelyn Godwin, who succeeds in reproducing all the wayward charm and arcane learning of the book in language accessible to the modern reader. Printed in the same size and format as the original, the book includes all the woodcuts and has a substantial introduction by Professor Godwin. Its appearance is a publishing event, filling a notorious gap in every academic library, in the collections of scholars, and on the bookshelves of everyone interested in the history of Western culture.
About the Author: Joscelyn Godwin is Professor of Music at Colgate University. He has made a considerable contribution to occult philosophy through his books on the seventeenth-century mystical writers Robert Fludd and Athanasius Kircher, as well as on the mystery religions of the ancient world and on the spiritual dimension of music.
Title: Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of ...
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3293021042
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_262366444
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Has little wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Seller Inventory # 0500019428_abe_gd
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1999. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0500019428-2-4
Book Description Thames & Hudson, New York, NY, 1999. Cloth. Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket. 475 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. No ownership markings. Note: No remainder markings. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 023646
Book Description Thames and Hudson, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: In a Very Good Dust Jacket. No markings. Oversize. Seller Inventory # 109143
Book Description Thames & Hudson, New York, 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 475 pages. The entire text translated for the first time into English with an introduction by Joscelyn Godwin. "It (this book) is a strange, pagan, pedantic, erotic, allegorical, mythological romance relating in highly stylized Italian the quest of Poliphilo for his beloved Polia."shipping will be extra for this large and heavy book, please inquire. Size: 8 1/8 x 12 3/8". Seller Inventory # 100724
Book Description Thames & Hudson, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Quarto; VG-/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with brown and black print; DJ has slight edgewear, slight spotting to rear, else clean and bright; Boards in tan cloth with gold print on red banner, light wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight, mild age-toning to paper; xix, 474 pages, illustrated (b&w). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.]. 1322824. FP New Rockville Stock. Seller Inventory # 1322824
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Seller Inventory # mon0000004650
Book Description London: Thames and Hudson, 1999. 0500019428, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 310x210mm 474pp with 174 illustrations. Cloth, fine in near fine dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # 6567