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Piranesi, Giovanni Battista 1720-1778

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Works: 4,465 works in 6,497 publications in 9 languages and 32,166 library holdings
Genres: Art  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Bibliography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Engraver, Illustrator, Artist, Editor, Manufacturer , Inventor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Etcher, Contributor, Engineer, Publisher
Classifications: NE2052.5.P5, 769.924
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Most widely held works about Giovanni Battista Piranesi
 
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Most widely held works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

3 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piranesi--early architectural fantasies : a catalogue raisonné of the etchings by Andrew Robison( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Piranesi as architect and designer by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of Rome, then and now by Herschel Levit( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome remembered by Werner Bergengruen( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 320 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 )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 298 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."--Jacket
Piranesi as designer by Cooper-Hewitt Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 231 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 217 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
Piranesi : catalogue by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annals of Tacitus, Book 3 by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disegni di Giambattista Piranesi : catalogo by Alessandro Bettagno( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in Italian and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polemical works, Rome 1757, 1761, 1765, 1769 by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Battista Piranesi : die poetische Wahrheit by Corinna Höper( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raderinger af den italienske grafiker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
Le carceri by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

28 editions published between 1760 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ioannis Baptistae Piranesii ... De Romanorvm magnificentia et architectvra by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

40 editions published between 1761 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Battista Piranesi by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une rétrospective de l'oeuvre de ce graveur et architecte italien, qui inspira les artistes néoclassiques
Vedute di Roma by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

40 editions published between 1747 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Battista Piranesi : the complete etchings = Gesamtkatalog der Kupferstiche = catalogue raisonné des eaux-fortes by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One the greatest architectural artists of all time, and certainly the most famous copper engraver of the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is most known for his terrifyingly original series of etchings of labyrinthine and megalomaniac prisons, Carceri d'Invenzione. In his own day, he was most celebrated for his Vedute, 137 etchings of ancient and modern Rome; so renowned were these startling and dramatic chiaroscuro images, imbued with Piranesi's romantic feeling for archaeological ruins that they formed the mental picture of Rome for generations after. Indeed, Piranesi could be said to have shaped a whole strain of contemporary architecture, as well as the wider visualization of antiquity itself. In our time, he has had a direct influence on writers such as Borges and Kafka and on filmmakers such as Terry Gilliam and Peter Greenaway. Anyone who contemplates Piranesi's etchings will confront the existential nightmare of human existence and its infinite mysteries
The history of the decline & fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Piranesi as architect and designer
Alternative Names
Giambattista Piranesi

Giovan Battista Piranesi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi italienischer Kupferstecher, Archäologe, Architekt und Architekturtheoretiker

Giovanni Battista Piranesi peintre, architecte et graveur italien

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Ioannes Baptista Piranesius

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Piranesius, Ioannes Baptista 1720-1778

Piranesius, Iohannes Baptista 1720-1778

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Piranesius, Johannes Baptist 1720-1778

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Piranesus, Johannes Baptist 1720-1778

Piranezi, Dzhovanni Battista

Piranezi, Dzhovanni Battista 1720-1778

Piranezi, Džovanni Battista 1720-1778

Τζοβάνι Μπατίστα Πιρανέζι

Джавані Батыста Піранезі

Джовани Пиранези

Джованні Баттіста Піранезі

Пиранези, Джованни Баттиста

Пиранези, Джованни-Баттиста 1720-1778

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Views of Rome, then and nowObservations 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 timesPiranesi as designerIoannis Baptistae Piranesii ... De Romanorvm magnificentia et architectvraGiovanni Battista PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi : the complete etchings = Gesamtkatalog der Kupferstiche = catalogue raisonné des eaux-fortesThe prisons (Le carceri); the complete first and second states