Thursday, June 12, 2008

Incunabulum, A Marvel

Kottke's got the goods on the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili -- an outstanding example of a late 15th-century printed text with an extraordinarily readable typeface rendering of impenetrable polyglot prose.


Matt said...

I was asking myself, "Why does this text sounds so familiar?" I Googled it, and then remembered that it was a basis for the plot of the awful Da Vinci Code knockoff The Rule of Four.

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