San Francisco: Bodoni, the Face behind the Face

Valerie Lester will set Bodoni in the context of the places and the era in which he lived, and will present some rarely-seen images of his work. She will introduce the people with whom he worked and who influenced him, paying special attention to his father in Saluzzo; to Cardinal Spinelli in Rome; to Fournier; to his employers, the duke and duchess of Parma; to Guillaume du Tillot, the prime minister of Parma; to the Amoretti family of printers; to his talented and loving wife, Margherita Dall’Aglio; to the Didots; and to his two great patrons, Nicolás de Azara and Joachim Murat (Napoleon’s brother-in-law). And of course, she will not forget to describe the food he ate and the wine he drank.

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