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Piranesi's lost words

Author: Heather Hyde Minor
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the writings of eighteenth-century Italian engraver and artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Hyde Minor
ISBN: 9780271065496 0271065494
OCLC Number: 898113307
Description: xiv, 248 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Reading Piranesi in the twenty-first century --
Reading Piranesi in the eighteenth century --
How Piranesi made a book out of fragments of ancient texts and buildings --
How Piranesi made a book out of fragments of modern texts and images --
How Piranesi made a book that questions it all --
How Piranesi's words got lost --
How Piranesi's words got found.
Responsibility: Heather Hyde Minor.

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Examines the writings of eighteenth-century Italian engraver and artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi.  Read more...

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"In the mid-twentieth century Piranesi may have been seized upon by architects and theorists as a "bad-boy Modernist" with a coherent theoretical standpoint and vision of the city. Now, in the early Read more...

 
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