Past Event

Columbia University Libraries presents: Alberto Tallone Editore

March 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Perpetuating the Tradition of Excellence of the Aldine Press and Bodoni

A conversation with Jane Siegel, Alex Goren, Paolo Valesio, and Eleonora and Elisa Tallone, moderated by Ennio Ranaboldo

This event marks the donation by Alexander Goren of an almost complete collection of books printed by the Tallones to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Alberto Tallone (1898-1968) first established his publishing house in Paris in 1938 taking over Maurice Darantière’s working 18th-century original typographic studio with a vast endowment of original foundry types, and amplified output by developing a distinctive Tallone type. The Bergamo-born publisher believed that the aesthetics of the book and philological accuracy should always go hand in hand. The Tallone catalog abounds with masterpieces printed in their original languages that stand as a testimony that Tallone achieved his goal, a goal pursued today by Tallone’s son and grandchildren whose exquisite books continue Italian fine printing traditions.