Aristotle is arguably the single most important philosopher in the western tradition. For centuries, his works dominated inquiry into science, logic, metaphysics, ethics, and politics.
This intimate exhibition showcases more than 30 rare books and manuscripts—many of which have never been on view before—from the collection of Martin J. Gross, with a focus on the early modern period in Europe (1500-1800). Their pages heavily annotated by contemporary readers, the works on display document how individuals wrestled with Aristotle in so many ways. The centerpiece is the multi-volume printing of Aristotle’s works in their original Greek by the noted printer and publisher, Aldus Manutius of Venice. A richly illustrated exhibition catalog includes an introductory essay by Princeton University scholar Benjamin Morison. (Curated by Michael Ryan, Sue Ann Weinberg Director Emeritus of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library).
Mon – Thu CLOSED
Fri (Members & age 65+ & immunocompromised) 10am – 11am
Fri 11am – 8pm
Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Aristotle: From Antiquity to the Modern Era