Words and Coins
From Ancient Greece to Byzantium (English edition)

HC / 380 pages / 27 x 22 cm
Published by
MER. Paper Kunsthalle
Vasso Penna, François de Callataÿ, André Hurst, Ioli Kalavrezou, Andrew Meadows, et alt.
Studio Luc Derycke
Printer Trento, Italy
978 94 9069 364 0
59.50 euros

The publication constitutes a sort of vademecum catalogue for the joint exhibition Mots et monnaies, organized by the Fondation Martin Bodmer, the KIKPE Foundation and the Benaki Museum at the Bodmer Museum (Cologny, Geneva; November 2012 – March 2013). In an original attempt, manuscripts and books are combined with coins, as well as with other artefacts, highlighting the intertwined relation between words and images. The focus is turned on legends, stories, traditions, persons and events which are echoed both on written/printed material and on numismatic material, in a fashion that shows how the two media resemble, differ and complement each other and how their messages were disseminated in human societies through the ages. This prestigious full colour catalogue contains a lavish photographic essay by photographer Laziz Hamani and is edited by Luc Derycke.

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