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The etchings of Piranesi

by Russell Sturgis

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Published by Frederick Keppel & co. in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Russell Sturgis
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24596422M

  Editorial Reviews. Ficacci (curator of the National Institute of Graphic Arts in Rome) presents the complete copperplate etchings of Piranesi, one of the greatest draftsmen of architectural spaces both real and : An outstanding album incorporating much of Piranesi's most extraordinary and finest work. Printed in Piranesi's lifetime under his supervision. The album contains very good impressions of Piranesi's etchings: this is an early Roman edition corresponding to Hind's edition B ( or after), and Robison's second edition (produced in ).

This large format size book on Piranesi etchings follows the first French Edition of This series is produced directly from a complete original Piranesi catalogue. The book includes full reproductions of all the etchings of the 'Vedute di Roma' made by Giambattista Piranesi plus 2 etchings made by his son Francesco and the Pianta di roma e del Campo Marzo (1 folded sheet: ill. ; 96 x Author: Gijs Wallis de Vries, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Gies Pluim. Piranesi—son of a stonemason, nephew of an engineer, and brother of a Carthusian monk—studied stage design and perspective. As a young man he moved to Rome, apprenticed to etcher Giuseppe Vasi, and began making a living through his etchings of the city’s ruins and other structures. These were, essentially, souvenirs for well-heeled tourists.

This print is Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Veduta della Piazza della Rotunda etched in This was a part of the series, called Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome), in which he etched several plates showing historical monuments and notable landmarks in the city. This etching of the Pantheon, completed in , interestingly does not place central emphasis on the Pantheon itself, but.   Giovanni Battista Piranesi: a critical study, with a list of his published works and detailed catalogues of the prisons and the views of Rome by Hind, Arthur Mayger, Publication date Topics Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, , Rome (Italy) -- Description Views.


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The most famous 18th-century copper engraver, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (–) made his name with etchings of ancient Rome. His startling, chiaroscuro images imbued the city’s archaeological ruins with drama and romance and became favorite souvenirs for the Grand Tourists who traveled Italy in pursuit of classical culture and education/5(20).

I first learned of Piranesi, when reading Marguerite Yourcenar's book "The Dark Brain Of Piranesi." Both Piranesi and Yourcenar saw The etchings of Piranesi book glimmer of an extraordinary vision amidst Roman decadence and in its 18th century ruins/5(10). Giovanni Battista Piranesi () was an Italian engraver and architect best known for his romantic renditions of Rome, The Views or Vedute, and the sixteen plates which carry the inventive (sometimes geometrically impossible) sinister-looking dungeons referred to as the Imaginary Prisons or Carceri d'invenzione.

Piranesi left behind hundreds of etchings covering all manner of Rome-related /5. Selected Etchings by Piranesi. With an Introd. by C.H. Reilly Volume 1 by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Felice Stampfle and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Piranesi was one of the most important architectural printmakers in Italy.

He was born in the Venetian Republic, but he moved to Rome in and studied under Giuseppe Vasi, who is one of the. You are buying 13 old prints of etchings from a book by Giovanni Battista Piranesi originally etched between and I was given this book by a Latin teacher friend of mine back in The glue dried out well over a decade ago and the pictures started falling Rating: % positive.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi has 50 books on Goodreads with ratings. Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s most popular book is The Prisons [Le Carceri]: The C. The Venetian-born artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi () is best known for his dramatic etchings of the architecture and antiquities of his adopted home city of Rome and for his extraordinary flights of spatial fancy, such as Le Carceri ("Prisons").Published to coincide with an exhibition at the British Museum, this volume explores Piranesi's celebrated skill as a draftsman.

Piranesi's etchings (which I love) are moody and atmospheric. I was hoping for a book which captured the force of the originals. Here, Taschen have printed as many of the etchings as humanly possible in a book which is, though thick, not very large.

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Selected Etchings by Piranesi. with an Introd. by C.H. Reilly Volume 2. Piranesi Giovanni Battista 23 Jun Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Giovanni Batista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings by Luigi Ficacci (, Hardcover) at the best online 4/5(1).

PIRANESI THE COMPLETE ETCHINGS LUIGI FICACCI Book Number: Product format: Hardback The most famous 18th century copper engraver, Giovanni Battista Piranesi () made his name with.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, )Known as one of the greatest printmakers of the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi always considered himself an architect. Born in Venice as the son of a stonemason and master builder, Piranesi studied stage design and perspective construction.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (–) Veduta dell' Esterno della Gran basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano (St. Peter's, from the Piazza della Sagrestia) Series: Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome) Medium: Etching on laid paper Year: Edition: Lifetime Roman impression References: Hind 5-iii/vii Size: 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches Description: Double-oval fleur-de-lis watermark Stock Number.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sturgis, Russell, Etchings of Piranesi. New York: F. Keppel, (OCoLC) Named Person. The most famous 18th-century copper engraver, Giovanni Battista Piranesi () made his name with etchings of ancient Rome.

His startling, chiaroscuro images imbued the city's archaeological ruins with drama and romance and became favorite souvenirs for the Grand Tourists who traveled Italy in pursuit of classical culture and education/5(55).

Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Piranesi: The Complete Etchings (volume I and II) () by John Wilton-Ely.5/5(3). The scruffy book, which is missing a front cover, turned out to be a rare folio of 52 etchings of Rome by famed Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

The book. Piranesi’s fantastic worlds: The great 18th century architectural artist and master engraver “Piranesi was as savage as Salvator Rosa, fierce as Michelangelo, and exuberant as Rubens he has imagined scenes that would startle geometry and exhaust the Indies to realize.” —Horace Walpole One of the greatest architectural artists of all time, and certainly the most famous copper Pages:.

'Piranesi's magnificant and grandiloquent concoctions constitute one of the summits of the etcher's art' Nicholas Penny documents every stage of Piranesi's restless career with over illustrations, many from the best known and most reprersentative drawings and series of etchingspp.

90 plates [b/w] Hardback. 29cm x 22cm/5(7). Most of Piranesi’s etchings were of maps and depictions of ancient Rome as he imagined and recreated them, and some appear to pop out of the book. Emory Photo/Video Art history professor Sarah McPhee (center) and graduate student and Mellon Fellow Abbey Hafer (left) tell the stories of Piranesi’s work on his etchings.Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, Selected etchings by Piranesi.

Westminster: Technical Journals, ? (OCoLC) Named Person: Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Battista Piranesi; C H Reilly.