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Italy’s Best Modern Reading Experience: Tallone Fine Print Books



Italy’s Best Modern Reading Experience: Tallone Fine Print Books

On the occasion of the 2017 CODEX Biennial International Book Fair, the Frank V. de Bellis Collection, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco, presents an exhibition of exclusive fine books typeset by hand and letter-press-printed. The opening is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, on Tuesday, January 31st.

Alberto Tallone (1898-1968) first established his publishing house in Paris in 1938 taking over an extant working 18th-century original typographic studio by developing a distinctive Tallone type. The prolific Tallone catalog abounds with masterpieces printed in their original languages that stand as a testimony that he reached his goal. Tallone's son and grandchildren continue to produce exquisite books that continue Italian fine printing traditions from Manutius to Bodoni.

A special presentation and reception with Elisa and Eleonora Tallone will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 6:30pm, at Italian Cultural Institute (601 Van Ness Avenue - Opera Plaza, SF).

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Date: Da Tuesday, January 31, 2017 a Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Frank De Bellis Collection; Italian Cultural Insti

In collaboration with : Tallone Editore

Entrance : Free


J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460, SFSU & Italian