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Piranesi, Giovanni Battista 1720-1778

Works: 2,982 works in 4,501 publications in 7 languages and 28,151 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Bibliography 
Roles: Engraver, Illustrator, Artist, Editor, Manufacturer , Honoree, Dedicatee, Inventor, Other, Etcher, Creator, Publisher
Classifications: DG311, 769.924
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The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Book )
8 editions published between 1946 and 1995 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V. 1.. The turn of the tide -- v. 2. Constantine and the Christian Empire -- v. 3. The revival and collapse of paganism -- v. 4. The end of the Western Empire -- v. 5. Justinian and the Roman law -- v. 6. Mohammed and the rise of the Arabs -- v. 7. The Normans in Italy and the Crusades -- v. 8. The fall of Constaninople and the papacy in Rome
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 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Piranesi as architect and designer by John Wilton-Ely ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Views of Rome, then and now by Herschel Levit ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 525 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 )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 285 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debate between devotees of a rational, minimal architecture and advocates of an architecture rich in ornament and historical references."--BOOK JACKET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 as designer by Cooper-Hewitt Museum ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 227 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
Rome remembered by Werner Bergengruen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Piranesi : catalogue by John Wilton-Ely ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Piranesi, Paestum & Soane by John Wilton-Ely ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 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
Disegni di Giambattista Piranesi : catalogo by Alessandro Bettagno ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in Italian and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The annals of Tacitus, Book 3 by Cornelius Tacitus ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The polemical works, Rome 1757, 1761, 1765, 1769 by Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( Book )
14 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giovanni Battista Piranesi : die poetische Wahrheit by Corinna Höper ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raderinger af den italienske grafiker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
Vedute di Roma by Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( Book )
49 editions published between 1748 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 127 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 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Römisches Erinnerungsbuch by Werner Bergengruen ( Book )
16 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ioannis Baptistae Piranesii ... De Romanorvm magnificentia et architectvra by Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( Book )
28 editions published between 1761 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le antichità romane by Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( Book )
44 editions published between 1748 and 1976 in 5 languages and held by 93 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 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le carceri by Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( Book )
20 editions published between 1760 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Piranèse 1720-1778
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Piranesi, Johannes B. 1720-1778
Piranesius, Joannes B. 1720-1778
Piranesius, Johannes Baptist 1720-1778
Piranesus, Joannes B. 1720-1778
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Piranesus, Johannes Baptist 1720-1778
Piranezi, Dzhovanni Battista
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English (253)
Italian (130)
German (45)
French (12)
Latin (7)
Multiple languages (4)
Spanish (1)