TECA 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Paolo Tinti Open Journal Systems <p><strong>TECA – ISSN 2240-3604</strong> is an open access scholarly journal dedicated to book and library disciplines, as well as to the history of writing, of the book, of reading and of libraries; furthermore, it is also focused on the history of typography and publishing.</p> Editorial 2020-10-27T11:10:02+01:00 Paolo Tinti 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Foreword 2020-10-27T11:20:59+01:00 Sandra Costa Gino Ruozzi 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Archives between History, Philology, Literature and Art 2020-10-27T11:27:08+01:00 Valentina Zimarino 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA The ‘Collectanea’ by Pellegrino Prisciani. A Documentary Collection between Tradition and Modernity 2020-10-27T11:31:28+01:00 Maddalena Modesti <p>Within the rich manuscript production of Pellegrino Prisciani, the Collectanea are one of the most complex and elusive works in terms of gender, models, forms and functions. The study therefore intends to investigate their possible points of contact, but also of break, compared to the tradition of medieval chartularies.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Dialogues between Scholars. Philology in Fracassetti Correspondence 2020-10-27T11:40:18+01:00 Francesca Florimbii <p>In the general revival of Petrarch’s work during XIX century, Giuseppe Fracassetti stands out from all contemporary scholars for his translations of the Latin Letters of Petrarch. His large correspondence testifies a rich activity of translation. This paper presents this correspondence, preserved in the Fondo Fracassetti of the Library Spezioli in Fermo: some letters published here, in particular with the commentary to Familiari and Senili, witness the birth of a ‘modern’ philological method.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Archival Investigations. Fracassetti and Valentinelli about Petrarch 2020-10-27T11:47:16+01:00 Valentina Zimarino <p>This essay will deepen the figure of Giuseppe Fracassetti (1802–1883), a lawyer, historian and scholar from Fermo who published and translated Latin Letters of Petrarch (and more), and his archive at the Biblioteca Spezioli in Fermo, through the study of unpublished correspondence with Giuseppe Valentinelli, who was prefect of Biblioteca Marciana in Venezia and his precious interlocutor in the studies of Petrarch manuscripts.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Stories of Patriots and Literary Scholars among the Items of a Piedmontese Archive. The Derossi di Santa Rosa Family: Research in Progress 2020-10-27T11:51:55+01:00 Chiara Tavella <p>Santa Rosa’s Archive is an extraordinary private noble archive, which preserves the documents produced over four centuries by a family that actively participated in public life and who lived through the most significant stages of the profound transformation of Piedmont from the Savoy state into the Kingdom of Italy.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Documenting Contemporaneity. The Historical Archive of the Institute for the History of the Risorgimento 2020-10-27T11:54:18+01:00 Marco Pizzo <p>The Institute for the history of the Risorgimento was born in the late Nineteenth century with the idea of building a museum of «Contemporary History». This collection was subsequently enriched during the First World War. The historical archive of the Institute allows us to re-read the way the Risorgimento was understood after the Second World War.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA The Archiepiscopal General Archive of Bologna and the Manuscript Fragments of Mons. Luigi Breventani 2020-10-27T11:56:21+01:00 Roberta Napoletano <p>Luigi Breventani was the director of the Archiepiscopal Archives of Bologna between XIX and XX century. His personal archive includes fragments of medieval manuscripts, a collection that can be considered a reflection of his interest on manuscript sources. This article wants to analyze the relationship between Breventani’s palaeographic interest and his unpublished group of fragments</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Loss and Reconstruction of an Archive. The Ettore Cozzani Case 2020-10-27T11:59:41+01:00 Chiara Tognarelli <p>This essay aims to reconstruct the history of Ettore Cozzani’s archive, which was believed to have been totally destroyed during the Second World War. It maps what remains, however, in the Lombard Academy of Sciences and Letters and on the antique market. Finally, it reflects on the meaning that Cozzani attributed to his archive and on his attempts to reconstruct it, both materially and through autobiographical writing.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA A Militant ‘Building Site’. Enrico Crispolti and his Archive 2020-10-27T12:01:58+01:00 Luca Pietro Nicoletti <p>The paper is about the archive of Enrico Crispolti (Roma 1933-2018), art critic and contemporary art historian, and about his militant idea of ‘dynamic’ archive and the methodological consequences: the researcher witch study contemporary art often is the ‘inventor’ of future archival source.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA First Comments on Emilio Pasquini’s Papers 2020-10-27T12:04:01+01:00 Armando Antonelli <p>The essay is divided into three parts: in the first it offers an overview of the most recent studies dedicated to archives in person, in the disciplinary field of Italianistics and in that of Archivistics; in the second it outlines a biographical profile of the subject producing the archive; in the last one some observations on the archive are made.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Archives and Anarchives. Systems of Knowledge Organization between Closed and Open Forms 2020-10-27T12:06:05+01:00 Lara De Lena Michela Tessari 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Bartolomeo Passerotti (1529-1592) and Books 2020-10-27T12:08:15+01:00 Angela Ghirardi Maria Pia Torricelli <p>The contribution consists of two parts. Starting from the provenance evidence, the first part studies the history of two volumes, which belonged to the painter Bartolomeo Passerotti, from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth century; the second part examines the traces (hatchings, recall signs and notes) that Bartolomeo Passerotti left on his books in order to understand how he used them for his profession as a painter.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Knowing is Remembering, that is: If Donkeys Fly 2020-10-27T12:10:20+01:00 Giovanna Perini Folesani <p>The aim of the paper is to demonstrate, in the specific field of the sixteenth-century Italian art history, how the loss of historical memory (in this case the non-obvious visual sources available) has impoverished and greatly altered the perception of the personalities and works of artists like Savoldo or Ludovico Carracci (or Raffaello).</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA The Vertigo of the Archive. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his House on the Frauenplan in Weimar 2020-10-27T12:14:48+01:00 Francesca Fabbri <p>Goethe’s house at the Frauenplan in Weimar was not only the poet’s private residence, but also an archival space for his artistic and scientific collections as well as for his manuscripts. In these rooms Goethe developed his project of a dynamic archive that would create an infinite in continuous movement throughout the relations and constellations of a finite number of objects.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Francesca Fabbri Pietro Giordani, the «Viola» and the Frescoes by Innocenzo da Imola. News from the Archives (1811-1812) 2020-10-27T12:16:44+01:00 Maria Luigia Pagliani <p>In the «Viola» building, frescoes by Innocenzo Francucci from Imola were discovered in 1797. The discovery arouses the interest of Pietro Giordani who will dedicate three important speeches to Innocenzo. The text is accompanied by some documents on the advisability of preserving the frescoes and on the academic meeting of 1812.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Supino and Rubbiani: True and False Middle Ages. For a Memory Witness of Civilization 2020-10-27T12:25:12+01:00 Marinella Pigozzi <p>During the nineteenth century, the Middle Ages were chosen by the Romantic western imagination as an occasion for cultural reflection, identity, a functional moment to the development of the arts. Both Igino Benvenuto Supino as investigator in the documents of the history of the city, and Alfonso Rubbiani as a dreamer, creator of a Middle Ages more evocative than true, turned to these centuries.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Wooden Ceilings in the Italian Antiques Market between the 19th and 20th Centuries. Paradigmatic Cases from the Eredità Bardini Historical Archive 2020-10-27T12:27:00+01:00 Lorenzo Orsini <p>This paper throws a light on a first investigation of the wooden ceiling market in relation to Stefano Bardini’s antiques business, starting from a partial examination of the Archivio Storico Eredità Bardini in Florence and from the analysis of some paradigmatic cases that occurred during the Eighties and Nineties of the 19th century.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA The Archive of a 19th-Century Self-Made Man. Santo Varni Sculptor, Collector and 'Connoisseur' 2020-10-27T13:48:19+01:00 Raffaella Fontanarossa <p>Following the discovery of a fundamental part of his archives, it is now possible to review the eclectic figure of Santo Varni (1807-1885). Known as a skilled sculptor, Santo Varni was also a collector, connoisseur, advisor, merchant, superintendent, and «restorer». His ingenious and multifaceted personality is documented starting from the archival papers he preserved and catalogued.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Pasquale Nerino Ferri and Igino Benvenuto Supino at the Florentine Galleries. Photographic Documentation between Archives, Museum Management and Historical-Artistic Studies 2020-10-27T13:50:23+01:00 Giulia Calanna <p>This paper explores the research methodology adopted by Pasquale Nerino Ferri and Igino Benvenuto Supino, art historians and Florentine Superintendence officials in the last quarter of the Nineteenth century. A specific focus will be devoted to the use of photographic reproductions of works of art in the museum management and administration, and for historical-artistic studies.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA One Story, Many Stories. The Galleria Milano in the Sixties and the Seventies through its Archive 2020-10-27T13:52:49+01:00 Bianca Trevisan <p>Galleria Milano, run by Carla Pellegrini from 1965 to 2019, presented the most relevant facts of international contemporary art to the Italian public, with a marked research attitude, especially between the Sixties and Seventies: the paper aims to retrace this story through its vast Archive.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA AFF Architekten. Collecting Life Artifacts in Creative Archives 2020-10-27T13:54:52+01:00 Anna Rosellini <p>The essay deals with AFF Architekten’s archive of photographs and objects consisting of mnemonic images capable of activating a design process. From their own archive, the AFF find pieces that can be introduced into the creative circle of architecture, according to a logical and functional recycling operation.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Lia and Dan Perjovschi. The Archive as a Relationship 2020-10-27T13:58:14+01:00 Federica Boragina <p>The entire research by Lia Perjovschi, often shared with her husband Dan, focuses on recent Romanian history. Until 1989, Romanians have been forced to live in asphyxial conditions, with censorship on all international information and knowledge regarding the awful actual state of their country.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA The Evolving Archive. The Musée de l’OHM by Chiara Pergola 2020-10-27T14:00:01+01:00 Lara De Lena <p>Between public and domestic dimensions, OHM is a commode in the Museo Civico Medievale of Bologna and it is a public place dedicated to intimate conversation in new contemporary art spaces. Chiara Pergola created it in 2009 and chose its singular name because of its assonance with the Ethnographic Museum of Paris (L’Homme).</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA ‘Mal d'archive | Mal du musée’. Collections and Vertigos 2020-10-27T14:02:21+01:00 Chiara Tartarini <p>The article is about Derrida’s mal d’archive [archive fever] related to Blanchot’s mal du musée, and suggests a possible treatment of these two ‘maladies’ through museum practices leaning on the idea of ‘collection’ in order to bridge the gap between museum and public.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Archives in Dialogue with New Technologies 2020-10-27T14:04:10+01:00 Irene Di Pietro 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA The Archive without Walls. The Case of the Decorative Arts 2020-10-27T14:05:57+01:00 Paola Cordera <p>This paper will focus on decorative arts and issues associated with their research. The discussion will move beyond studies at the crossroads of different disciplines. It will consider the «web revolution» and the way new paradigms and data sharing strategies may foster new digital art histories of collaborative nature.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA Splendors of a ‘Minor’ Court. A Database Project for the Gonzaga Archive in Novellara 2020-10-27T14:07:56+01:00 Federica Veratelli Jasmine Habcy <p>The article discusses the key role of the Court Archives in approaching cultural and artistic heritage in Early Modern Europe through the example of a minor branch of the Gonzaga House. The documents, still preserved in the Archive of Novellara and digitalized with particular attention to the artists and their network, to the works of art and their market, clearly show the importance of this family for the history of patronage and collecting in Northern Italy.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA From Archives to Virtual Restoration. The ‘Tracce in Luce’ Project for the Rocca in Vignola 2020-10-27T14:10:43+01:00 Irene Di Pietro <p>A project of reconstruction and investigation about the external decorations of Rocca di Vignola has been made possible by the archival research, a three-dimensional survey campaign and the realization of architectural video projections, creating a synergic dialogue between methodological research and digital technologies.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA The Palazzo Pubblico in Bologna. Sources for a Government Residence, and its Art and History Museum 2020-10-27T14:12:41+01:00 Carla Bernardini <p>Civic government headquarters and museum; more than a building, ‘place’, subject of historical research in a variety of fields. The idea of a virtual archive of documents, images and communicative solutions is exposed, aiming at a global understanding of the historically fragmented sedimentation and the articulated complexity of its parts.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA MuMe - Museo della Memoria di San Miniato. A Digital Archive of Citizens at the Service of Collective Memory 2020-10-27T14:14:30+01:00 Anna Lisa Carpi <p>Historically, artistic practices have been measured through experiments aimed at the involvement and active participation of the public, as well as the themes of memory have been at the center of the most recent museological and museographic debate.<br>The experience of MuMe of San Miniato highlights how the creation of an inclusive archive of the «collective memory» can stimulate the engagement of the community to the protection and enhancement of its cultural heritage.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA The Language of the Archive. From History to Storytelling 2020-10-27T14:17:19+01:00 Fabio Massaccesi <p>This paper highlights the active function of archives. The latter often understood as the sole place of conservation, are instead the starting point for the construction of a language capable of narrating and enhancing not only the content, but also the owner institution. Through some examples, the present paper will highlight how each storytelling activity passes through a well-organized archive capable of becoming language.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Fabio Massaccesi Performing the Archive, Animating the Database. The Basmati Film’s Experience 2020-10-27T14:19:11+01:00 Pasquale Fameli <p>The contribution examines the artistic activity of Basmati Film (Audrey Coïaniz and Saul Saguatti) in order to identify the function performed by the database in their operative practice and the ways of approaching the archive defined within their poetics, devoted to contamination and multimedia.</p> 2020-12-21T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 TECA