Piranesi: The Complete Etchings

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Archaeology and imagination: Impossible staircases and startling ruins from Italy s master engraverThe most famous 18th-century copper engraver, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 1778) 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 travelled Italy in pursuit of classical culture and education.Today, Piranesi is renowned not just for shaping the European imagination of Rome but ...

Piranesi: The Complete Etchings 2016, Taschen GmbH, Cologne

ISBN-13: 9783836559409

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Piranesi the Complete Etchings 1999, Benedikt Taschen Verlag

ISBN-13: 9783822866207

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