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The Complete Etchings of Rome

Princeton Architectural Press

By G.B. Piranesi

9 x 12 in in; 400 pp / 392 b+w line illustrations pp;
Hardcover
October 2013
ISBN 9781616891046
ISBN10 1616891041

SKU# 9781616891046

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–78) is unquestionably
the most celebrated architectural engraver in history:
his prints of Rome, in particular, have thrilled
architects, illustrators, archeologists, historians, and
collectors for centuries.
The Complete Etchings of Rome


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The Complete Etchings of Rome

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–78) is unquestionably the most celebrated architectural engraver in history: his prints of Rome, in particular, have thrilled architects, illustrators, archeologists, historians, and collectors for centuries. The prints, more than two thousand, most drawn directly on copper plates, coming from his workshop on the Via del Corso, made him a celebrity in his day and cemented his place in our collective mental image of ancient Rome, from its best-known ruins to his imaginary prison spaces (the “carceri”). Piranesi’s two volumes, the Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) of 1745 and the Antiquities of Rome (Antichità Romanae) of 1748 are gathered together here for the first time in a single high-quality volume to form a definitive collection of all of Piranesi’s etchings of built Rome. Widely but often badly copied, Piranesi’s engravings are reproduced here to the exacting standards of our Classic Reprints series and in a large (9 x 12 inches) format to ensure the highest-quality facsimile, drawing on originals from the archives of the Classical Institute of Architecture and Art’s Ross Collection. This is an essential addition to the library of anyone who studies or is enamored of the splendor of ancient Rome.

• Only large-format high-quality edition of Piranesi’s etchings in print (numerous books reproduce Piranesi’s images at small size or on inferior paper)
• Acid-free paper, Smyth-sewn binding, and cloth hardcover binding match the other volumes in the highly regarded Classic Reprints series.

 

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9 x 12 in in; 400 pp / 392 b+w line illustrations pp;
Hardcover
October 2013
ISBN 9781616891046
ISBN10 1616891041