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Boccaccio and the Artist’s Book in Bristol

18 December 2013

University of the West of England

Landolfo Ruffolo  Paul Johnson (UK)Thirteen artists’ books commissioned for the anniversary of the medieval Italian author, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) are on display in the Quiet Room of the Library at the University of the West of England’s Bower Ashton campus until 31 January 2014.

Come along to an open afternoon with the exhibition curator, Rhiannon Daniels, on Tuesday 28 January, when you can see selected books out of their display cases. Please come to Room OC4 in the Centre for Fine Print Research, Bower Ashton, UWE, at any time between 12 and 5pm. All welcome!

From the University of Bristol precinct, the Bower Ashton library is a short drive or 45 minute walk away. Wessex Bus 505 (Queen’s Road bus stop) and Wessex Red 11 (city centre stops) both go to the Bower Ashton campus. The library is open Monday-Sunday during term time, and Monday-Friday during the vacations. Further opening times and directions are available.

The artists’ books have travelled from Manchester, where they were part of the ‘Locating Boccaccio exhibition’ curated by Rhiannon Daniels (Bristol), Guyda Armstrong and Stephen Milner (Manchester), at the John Rylands Library. Key items from the Rylands’ historic collections of manuscripts and rare books related to Boccaccio continue to be on display until 20 December 2013.

For further information, please contact Rhiannon Daniels r.j.daniels@bristol.ac.uk, and see the project blog: http://locatingboccaccio.wordpress.com

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