THE MODULGRAFICA PHARMA MUSEUM PAYS HOMAGE TO TYPOGRAPHIC ART
MOVABLE-TYPE PRINTING: HOW TO
We are happy to exhibit, and to show you closely, artifacts of industrial archaeology alongside renowned pieces of fine printing ranging from prestigious sixteenth-century works such as “Discourses on the vulgar language” by Pietro Bembo, to the pages of twentieth-century magazines. We hope the evolution and the history of printing will be revealed, albeit in small part, through the path we propose.
The museum exhibits the characteristic objects that typographies used as joining elements in bringing together the tradition of printing with technological advancement.
A STEP TOWARDS THE TYPOGRAPHIC TRADITION IN THE LAZIO REGION
TERRITORY AS A STARTING POINT
The evolution of the “type”, its use, the methods, the tools, the times proper to typography.
The Lazio region is rich in references, starting from the first proto-typographers who immigrated from Germany to Subiaco, passing through the first publisher and printer as we understand it today, Aldo Manuzio, who was born in Bassiano, until the first decades of the twentieth century, when the typographic tradition flourished again thanks to the new settlements. Paper mills and modern printers in the “new cities” continue on an industrial level what had begun here centuries ago.