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Speaking ruins : Piranesi, architects and antiquity in eighteenth-century Rome

Author: John A Pinto
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2012]
Series: Jerome lectures, 24th ser.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this lavishly illustrated volume stemming from his Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures at the University of Michigan and the American Academy in Rome, distinguished architectural historian John Pinto  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Pinto
ISBN: 9780472118212 0472118218
OCLC Number: 768168479
Description: xxiii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The perspective of Janus --
Taste, ornament, and the antique --
Piranesi's "speaking ruins" --
Giovanni Battista and Francesco Piranesi : the late archaeological publications --
A wider prospect : expanding the repertoire of classicism --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Jerome lectures, 24th ser.
Responsibility: John A. Pinto.

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"This handsome book by Pinto ... is a comprehensive study of the important influence in the Ranaissance and during the 18th century of the ruins of ancient Rome" --Choice--T.J. McCormick, emeritus, Read more...

 
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