Codice Rustici
Volume II. Saggi ed Edizione critica

Saggi a cura di Elena Gurrieri. Edizione critica a cura di Kathleen Olive e Nerida Newbigin

2015, cm 32 x 47, x-310 pp. con 200 ill. n.t. a colori.

ISBN: 9788822263698

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The Codex Rustici is composed of two volumes with a final format measuring 32 x 47 cm. The two volumes, with a silk binding and gold tooling, come in an elegant box.
Here we are presenting Volume II of the Codex as an independent publication; it contains essays, an iconological analysis, transcription and critical edition of the work. This fascinating voyage through literature, the history of the Church and of Florence, art and architecture probes the crucial points of Marco di Bartolomeo Rustici’s trip and the significance of his Demonstration of the Journey to the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Sinai (the complete title of the Codex Rustici). What emerges is a love song for Florence and a natural ability to move from devotional subjects and practices to moments of profound artistic erudition, and on to a vision of the unique details of a city that became the feverish workshop of wonders in the 15th century.

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Elena Gurrieri
Elena Gurrieri è nata ad Arezzo e vive a Firenze dove è responsabile della Biblioteca del Seminario Arcivescovile Maggiore dal 1997. Ha coordinato l’intero progetto di edizione in fac-simile con apparati critici del Codice Rustici (Olschki, 2015). La sua formazione deriva dall’Italianistica del Novecento, nel cui
ambito ha pubblicato, nel corso di quasi un trentennio, varie monografie e numerosi saggi critici.
Elena Gurrieri was born in Arezzo and lives in Florence, where she has been in charge of the Library of the Seminario Arcivescovile Maggiore since 1997. She coordinated the project for the creation of the facsimile of the Codex Rustici including the critical commentary, edited by Nerida Newbigin and Kathleen Olive and printed by Leo S. Olschki Editore in September 2015. She has a background in Twentieth Century Italian Studies. Following her graduation thesis with Prof. Lanfranco Caretti (1989) on Sandro Penna’s Poesie of 1939, she has published various monographs and numerous critical essays over her nearly thirty-year career. These include: the curation of Indici del “Mondo” 1945-1946, with foreword by Alba Andreini, Milan, Franco Angeli, 1994; L’autobus e la stella filante. Studi, testi e documenti di Letteratura italiana del Novecento, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Grafica Baal, 2002; Letteratura, biografia e invenzione. Penna, Montale, Loria, Magris e altri contemporanei, Florence, Polistampa, 2007; Quel che resta del sogno. Sandro Penna, dieci studi (1989-2009), Florence, Mauro Pagliai, 2010 (awarded the Fiorino d’oro at Premio Firenze 2010 edition) and Carte vive. Esercizi di critica militante (2004-2015), Florence, Mauro Pagliai, 2015.

Kathleen Olive

Nerida Newbigin

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