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Piranesi, Giovanni Battista 1720-1778

Works: 2,863 works in 4,259 publications in 6 languages and 27,522 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Illustrator, Engraver, Artist, Editor, Manufacturer , Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Etcher, Creator, Publisher
Classifications: NE2052.5.P5, 937.06
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Most widely held works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Piranesi--early architectural fantasies : a catalogue raisonné of the etchings by Andrew Robison ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
catalogue raisonné
Piranesi as architect and designer by John Wilton-Ely ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Views of Rome, then and now by Herschel Levit ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author makes the point that in this abridgement he has adhered to Gibbon's style, format, planning, and footnotes, and has made only selective exclusions. The history covers the centuries from Marcus Aurelius to the capture of Constantinople, and concludes with an epilogue dealing with medieval Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance
The history of the decline & fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
4 editions published between 1946 and 1995 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into an epic narrative shot through with insight, irony and incisive character analysis." "Famously sceptical about Christianity, unexpectedly sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what they intend, Gibbon was alert to both the broad pattern of events and the significant revealing detail. Attacked for its enlightened views on politics, sexuality and religion, the first volume was none the less soon to be found 'on every table' and was widely acclaimed for the elegance of its prose. Gripping, powerfully intelligent and wonderfully entertaining, it is the greatest work of history in the English language, and ranks as one of the literary masterpieces of its age." "This abridgement is based on David Womersley's three-volume Penguin Classics edition of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Complete chapters from all three volumes, linked by extended bridging passages, capture the style, the argument and the architecture of the whole work." --Book Jacket
Rome remembered by Werner Bergengruen ( Book )
22 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observations on the letter of Monsieur Mariette : with opinions on architecture, and a preface to a new treatise on the introduction and progress of the fine arts in Europe in ancient times by Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The engraver and designer Giovanni Battista Piranesi published this lively three-part defense of Roman architectural "invention" in 1765, just as the "beautiful and noble simplicity" of ancient Greek art was becoming a tenet of Western aesthetics. An impassioned plea for a Roman-Style eclecticism that draws freely on all artistic forms and traditions, Piranesi's Observations anticipates the contemporary debate between devotees of a rational, minimal architecture and advocates of an architecture rich in ornament and historical references."--BOOK JACKET
Piranesi : catalogue by Nicholas Penny ( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Piranesi as designer by Cooper-Hewitt Museum ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Renowned as one of the finest printmakers of the eighteenth century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi is best known for his etched views of Rome and its antiquities, as well as for his highly influential suite of drawings entitled Carceri, or Imaginary Prisons. Trained as an architect, Piranesi revolutionized architecture and design through his combination of decorative elements and ornamental motifs from the Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman styles; yet his work as the designer of interiors and furnishings has been largely uncelebrated. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Smithsonian s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Piranesi as Designer explores the far-reaching impact of Piranesi s modernist style on three centuries of architecture and design."--Amazon
Piranesi, Paestum & Soane by John Wilton-Ely ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A renowned scholar examines the beauty and impact of drawings and prints by Piranesi, as well as the Italian architect's relationship with his friend and colleague Sir John Soane. An 18th-century architect and printmaker, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a lifelong champion of Rome, publishing more than 1,000 etchings of the Eternal City and its ancient monuments. Piranesi's English contemporary Sir John Soane was also an architect specializing in the neoclassical style. When the two artists met, they formed a profound and complex creative and intellectual relationship that nurtured Soane's later career. Among Soane's greatest legacies is the London museum that bears his name, and some of its most important holdings are a number of preparatory drawings Piranesi developed for a publication on the Greek temples at Paestum. These drawings are accomplished examples of Piranesi's topographical observation and great works of art in their own right. This book offers exquisite reproductions of the drawings as well as 30 additional works from Piranesi's oeuvre. Together they offer a unique understanding of early Greek classical architecture seen through the work of an 18th-century master
The annals of Tacitus by Cornelius Tacitus ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disegni di Giambattista Piranesi : catalogo by Alessandro Bettagno ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in Italian and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The polemical works, Rome 1757, 1761, 1765, 1769 by Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( Book )
10 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giovanni Battista Piranesi : the complete etchings = Gesamtkatalog der Kupferstiche = catalogue raisonné des eaux-fortes by Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( Book )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born near Venice in 1720 and died in Rome in 1778. He was the most influential etcher of the 18th century and the major artist in this medium between the times of Rembrandt and Goya
Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1720-1778; [catalogue of an exhibition held at] P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd..., 13th December 1973-4th January 1974 by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vedute di Roma by Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( Book )
41 editions published between 1745 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giovanni Battista Piranesi e la veduta a Roma e a Venezia nella prima metà del Settecento by Michele Cordaro ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Illustrated catalogue of an exhibition, January 10, 1949 to March 19, 1949 by Pierpont Morgan Library ( Book )
3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giovanni Battista Piranesi : Vision und Werk by John Wilton-Ely ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Giambattista Piranesi
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Piranèse, 1720-1778
Piranèse, Giovanni Battista
Piranèse Giovanni Battista 1720-1778
Piranèse, I.B., 1720-1778
Piranèse, Jean-Baptiste
Piranèse Jean-Baptiste 1720-1778
Piranesi, ... 1720-1778
Piranesi, G.
Piranesi, G. 1720-1778
Piranesi, G. B.
Piranesi, G. B. 1720-1778
Piranesi, G. B. (Giovanni Battista), 1720-1778
Piranesi, Giambatista
Piranesi, Giambattista
Piranesi, Giambattista, 1720-1778
Piranesi, Gian Battista
Piranesi, Gian Battista, 1720-1778
Piranesi, Gio. Batta.
Piranesi, Gio. Batta. 1720-1778
Piranesi, Giov. Batt.
Piranesi, Giovambat 1720-1778
Piranesi, Giovambatista
Piranesi, Giovambatista 1720-1778
Piranesi, Giovambattista 1720-1778
Piranesi, Giovan B. 1720-1778
Piranesi, Giovan Battista
Piranesi, Giovan Battista, 1720-1778
Piranesi, Giovanbattista
Piranesi, Giovanni, 1720-1778
Piranesi, Giovanni B. 1720-1778
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista.
Piranesi, Giovanni-Battista 1720-1778
Piranesi, J.B., 1720-1778
Piranesi, Jean B. 1720-1778
Piranesi, Jo. B. 1720-1778
Piranesi, Joannis B. 1720-1778
Piranesi, Johannes B. 1720-1778
Piranesius, Joannes B. 1720-1778
Piranesius, Johannes Baptist 1720-1778
Piranesus, Joannes B. 1720-1778
Piranesus, Johannes B. 1720-1778
Piranesus, Johannes Baptist 1720-1778
Piranezi, Dzhovanni Battista
Piranezi, Dzhovanni Battista, 1720-1778
Piranezi, Džovanni Battista 1720-1778
Пиранези, Джованни-Баттиста, 1720-1778
ピラネージ, ジョヴァンニ・バッティスタ
English (260)
Italian (66)
German (43)
French (29)
Multiple languages (3)
Spanish (3)