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Waseda University Library's Rare Book Collection

The Renaissance Prints and Andrea Palladio's Four Books of Architecture

Period : Oct. 24 (Fri.) -- Nov. 20 (Thu.) 2008
(Closed on Sundays and National holidays except Oct. 26)
Location : Exhibition Room, Waseda University Center for Scholarly Information 2F Access
Hours : Mon.-Sat. 10:00 - 18:00 (Free of charge)
  • [GALLERY TALK] October 31(Fri.) 14:40`15:40, at the exhibition room,
    by YUKISHIMA Koichi(Associate professor, Faculty of Education and Integratd Arts and Sciences, Waseda Univ.j

  • Poster
    "I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura di Andrea Palladio"
    Invention of Printing
    Greek and Roman Classics
    Renaissance authors
    Collection of Palladio's literary works

    Waseda University Library holds a lot of Western rare and antiquarian books, including incunabula, the earliest letterpress prints produced in Europe.
    This exhibition shows the books printed mostly in Italy between the 15th and 16th centuries, such as Greek and Roman classics published in the Renaissance days and works of the Renaissance authors like Dante, Machiavelli, Vasari, etc. Besides, we present our collection of Andrea Palladio's literary works, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the famous architect's birth.

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