Vespaciano was a trail blazer. From his studio he produced a prolific number of books all detailing intricate work of miniaturists as well as
the best scribes possible to detail a voluminous number of books sought by people who appreciated art, literature, education of the mind in every
form. This was in 1422.
In the midst of it all in 1480 came the massive shift in the book world. From painstaking scripts hand written to the printing of books. This
made books accessible to a wider populace but it also (like anything new) created a rebellion of sorts in the book world.
This was a detailed and well thought out book. At the same time it will not appeal to all. The voluminous amount of detail which made up the
history of this story is great. It is history, literature, art and so much more. There are a lot of characters one has to keep track but my interest
never waned. It also takes time to read and consume.
The book was detailed and intense.
Sent by Grove Atlantic for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.