Conference Multa Renascentur. Tammaro De Marinis, Scholar, Bibliophile, Antiquarian, Collector

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
plus Oct, 1415 2019

To mark the fiftieth anniversary year of the death of Tammaro De Marinis (1878-1969), an important study conference is being devoted to him by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Institute of Art History. The aim of the conference is to promote an initial, in-depth survey of the career and personal life of the famous bookseller, a Neapolitan by birth and Florentine by adoption. More than twenty speakers have been invited to help build up a more detailed portrait of De Marinis, a precocious, tireless scholar of bindings, manuscripts and illustrated books, but also a bibliophile, a collector of refined taste, and a very active, knowledgeable antiquarian. As a result of his research work and his antiquarian book business, there is considerable documentary evidence of his contacts with major cultural institutions in Italy and Europe, and at times even in America. His close ties with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, especially due to the presence on San Giorgio of his study library, a significant portion of his antique book collection and numerous archival and study documents, form the basis of the fresh research that the Foundation is now committed to