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Giovanni Battista Piranesi : the complete etchings

Author: Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Luigi Ficacci
Publisher: Köln ; London : Taschen, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Catalogues raisonnés
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In art Catalogs
Named Person: Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giambattista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giambattista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Luigi Ficacci
ISBN: 3822866202 9783822866207
OCLC Number: 44604517
Language Note: Text in English, German and French.
Description: 799 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Complete etchings = Gesamtkatalog der Kupferstiche = Catalogue raisonnée des eaux-fortes
Gesamtkatalog der Kupferstiche
Catalogue raisonnée des eaux-fortes
Responsibility: Luigi Ficacci.

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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 ...

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