Compo de Rheto


The only copy of the book Compositions de rhétorique de M. Don Arlequin is held in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. Thought to have been made for the wedding celebrations of Henri IV and Maria de' Medici in Lyon 1600/01 it has been attributed to the actor Tristano Martinelli, one of the first to play the role of Harlequin in the theatrical tradition of the commedia dell’arte.

Book. Hardcover. Offset printing. 272 p., 23.5 x 17 cm

Concept and realisation: Theo Cowley
Graphic design: Salome Schmuki
Printing: Die Keure, Brugge

Edition of 500 copies

Published by Jan van Eyck Academie, Institute for Research and Production in Fine Art, Theory and Design, Maastricht, NL

ISBN: 978-90-72076-44-1

Price: 25,00 €