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OP EXPLORING ROME: PIRANESI AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES. Cara D. Denison et al. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 1993. Organized and published in association with Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Distributed by MIT Press, Cambridge. 296 pp. with 271 ills. (10 col.). 27 x 27 cm. LC 93-84265 ISBN 0262540711 In English.
A scholarly examination of the influential role played by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) in the development of a new vision of classical antiquity among 18th-century artists and architects working in Rome, this catalogue thoroughly documents some 90 drawings and 40 prints, books and manuscripts selected primarily from the holdings of the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, including 43 works by the renowned Venetian-born draughtsman and engraver along with architectural fantasies, studies of Roman buildings and monuments, views of ancient ruins, and decorative and scenographic designs by such Italian, French and British artists as Giovanni Paolo Panini, Hubert Robert, Louis Jean Desprez, Robert Adam and Richard Wilson. Three essays chronicle Piranesi's career, discuss the architecture of 18th-century Rome and explore the impact of imaginary vedute on Neo-Classical art and architecture.
Artist(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1600-1800 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 01,06,07,08,15,17
Worldwide Number: 024221
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