A lecture by
Lina Bolzoni NYU | Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Introduced by Eugenio Refini, NYU
The lecture begins with Marcel Proust’s beautiful definition of reading: “this wonderful miracle of reading which is communication in the heart of solitude” and goes back to the Renaissance, to the idea of reading as an encounter with the author. The Studiolo of Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino makes a powerful case for the ways in which books and portraits can interact in the silent dialogue with viewer and reader.
March 22, 2022