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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Usually Uniface in San Francisco

RSA 2006. Will it or won't it be drier than a Jacobean saltine? Here's a teaser from the abstract of paper 1, panel 1, day 1:

"With an oblique reference to Leone Leoni's medal of Ippolita Gonzaga and the similar piece by Jacopo da Trezzo, the Emilian medallists, whose work is usually uniface and cast in a lead alloy, produced a series of portraits of great originality."

Now, I like obscure knowledge as much as the next blogger of the Renaissance, but do we really need that second subordinate clause in there? Usually uniface? Occasionaly biface? Infrequently heptadeciface? I myself will be putting on a happy face, casting myself in a tweed blazer, wandering through two giant hotels, and taking notes for the blog. Also, I will surreptiously place Hieronimo's book in a more advantageous spot on its publisher's table. More to come...

  • At 3/23/2006 10:20:00 AM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    Love that thesis: "Emilian medallists were original." So happy my well wrought panel was rejected, depriving me of any face time among the medallists and metallurgists of the RSA. In case you were unaware, that's where the real power in the association resides. Look it up, it's all in The Da Vinci Code.


  • At 3/23/2006 10:30:00 AM, Blogger Hieronimo wrote…

    Live-blogging the RSA! Just what this blog needed... more!


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