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One the greatest architectural artists of all time, and certainly the most famous copper engraver of the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is most known for his terrifyingly original series of etchings of labyrinthine and megalomaniac prisons, "Carceri d'Invenzione". In his own day, he was most celebrated for his "Vedute", 137 etchings of ancient and modern Rome; so renowned were these startling and dramatic chiaroscuro images, imbued with Piranesi's romantic feeling for archaeological ruins, that they ...

Piranesi 2011, Taschen GmbH, Cologne

ISBN-13: 9783836531962