Alberto Cevolini

De arte excerpendi
Imparare a dimenticare nella modernità

2006, cm 17 x 24, 458 pp. con 9 figg. n.t.

ISBN: 9788822255358

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This book deals with the history of the different techniques of filing, conceived as a way of storing and retrieving information, finalized to sustain the work of scholars and scientists, starting from the ancient rhetoric up to the invention of the first modern card-index, set up in alphabetical order and used as an «erudition-machine». The book is enriched with a selection of the most important texts, translated in Italian, that have accompanied debates on the art of filing from the beginning of the XVII through to the latter part of the XX century.