Ottaviano Petrucci

Ottaviano Petrucci : Catalogue Raisonne

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The innovative work in design, typography, and content of music printer and publisher Ottaviano Petrucci (1446-1539) became the standard by which all following printers measured themselves. He created the defining moment when Italy took the lead in book printing in the Renaissance. This book is a bibliographic study of the output of the Petrucci presses, laying emphasis on the professional career of Petrucci. It includes a detailed study of technique and house-style, examining the market forces that drove Petrucci's publishing decisions, and provides a detailed catalogue of editions and copies. Stanley Boorman has made a study of the output of Petrucci's presses for 25 years. This long-awaited contribution to the field of bibliography will have an audience both in music and in rare book bibliography.
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  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New ed.
  • 1423760913
  • 9781423760917

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"It is easy enough to say that Ottaviano Petrucci supplants everything available on early music bibliography. It is easy enough to say that almost every page of the introductory study contains information or ideas of absorbing interest and often of startling novelty. It is easy enough to say that everything is argued with the fierce intelligence that has always characterized Boorman's work. In fact it is hard to see how it can be superseded."--David Fallows, Journal of the American Musicological Society"It is easy enough to say that Ottaviano Petrucci supplants everything available on early music bibliography. It is easy enough to say that almost every page of the introductory study contains information or ideas of absorbing interest and often of startling novelty. It is easy enough to say that everything is argued with the fierce intelligence that has always characterized Boorman's work. In fact it is hard to see how it can be superseded."--David Fallows, Journal of the American Musicological Society"Octaviano Petrucci: Catalogue Raisonne will be a valued reference tool for scholars of sixteenth-century music printing and bibliography for decades to come."-Sixteenth Century Journal
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