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Genius Loci

Duilio Contin, Secondino Gatta

Genius Loci Copertina 

Genius loci is the "spirit of the place" that lives a particular cultural identity, which has come to life in that place and has been transformed over time.

It lives in the inhabitants, expressing the peculiar character of the place, soaked in the atmosphere of the territory.
The matrix of the particular brilliance of Sansepolcro is the meeting of the richness of its nature and the immaterial culture of ancient traditions and free spirits.

Here the character of the genius loci has been nurtured by the cultural emotion matured through centuries of artistic ferment, cherished by the economical development of this splendid medieval burg, which has always been fed by the vital support of four regions, as geographically near as they are culturally diverse.

The target of this book is anyone interested in the Valtiberina stage and its extraordinary actors: scientists, artists, religious figures and scholars of very high level. 

Duilio Contin is the director of the Bibliotheca Antiqua of Aboca Museum. With a degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, with a major in Artistic, Archive and Library Heritage, he is a frequent attendant of the most important European book collections in his research on behalf of public and private organisations. A passionate bibliologist, he is particularly interested in the history of illustration techniques.  He has published significant contributions on textbooks of history of Renaissance art and botanical illustration. Several of his historical-bibliographical articles have been published in specialised bibliophilia magazines and journals.

Secondino Gatta, with a degree in Letters (Anthropology and History-Religion) at the Università di Roma "La Sapienza", he specialised in Ecclesiastical History at the Pontificia Università Gregoriana and has a research doctorate in historical subjects.
Born in Rome, he now lives in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, where he works on archive and museography research. A scholar of the history of religious orders and cultural history, he has published several articles and texts.



Dimensions cm 17 x 24
ISBN 978-88-95642-91-8
88 pages
Illustrations 38


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