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- DescriptionAn eighteenth century printmaker and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a lifelong champion of Rome, publishing more than a thousand etchings of The Eternal City and its ancient monuments. Piranesi's English contemporary, Sir John Soane, was also an architect specializing in the Neo-Classical style. When these two artists met, they formed a profound and complex artistic and intellectual relationship that nurtured Soane's later career. One of Soane's greatest legacies is the museum that bears his name and some of its most important holdings are a number of preparatory drawings Piranesi developed for a publication on the Greek temples at Paestum. These drawings are accomplished examples of Piranesi's topographical observation and great works of art in their own right. This book offers exquisite reproductions of the drawings as well as 30 additional images from Piranesi's oeuvre. Together they offer a unique understanding of early Greek classical architecture seen through the work of an eighteenth century master.
- Author BiographyJOHN WILTON-ELY is Professor Emeritus in the History of Art, University of Hull, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a well-known authority on European visual arts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, lecturing and writing frequently on the subject. HELEN DOREY is Deputy Director of Sir John Soane's Museum in London.
- Author(s)John Wilton-Ely
- Date of Publication19/02/2013
- SubjectIndividual Artists / Art Monographs
- Place of PublicationMunich
- Country of PublicationGermany
- Content Note80
- Weight907 g
- Width230 mm
- Height255 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byHelen Dorey
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