piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2020-09-15
Pages: 272
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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'Just read Susanna Clarke's extraordinary Piranesi ... Like nothing else' Justine Jordan, Guardian 'Spectacular; an irresistibly unspooling mystery set in a world of original strangeness' The Times The long-awaited return from the author of the multi-million copy bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders: the labyrinth of halls, the thousands upon thousands of statues, the tides that thunder up staircases, the clouds that move in slow procession through the upper halls. On Tuesdays and Fridays Piranesi sees his friend, the Other. At other times he brings tributes of food and waterlilies to the Dead. But mostly, he is alone. Messages begin to appear, scratched out in chalk on the pavements. There is someone new in the House. But who are they and what do they want? Are they a friend or do they bring destruction and madness as the Other claims? Lost texts must be found; secrets must be uncovered. The world that Piranesi thought he knew is becoming strange and dangerous. The Beauty of the House is immeasurable; its Kindness infinite 'A book to look out for in 2020' – Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Express, SFX 'Piranesi astonished me. It is a miraculous and luminous feat of storytelling, at once a gripping mystery, an adventure through a brilliant new fantasy world, and a deep meditation on the human condition: feeling lost, and being found. I already want to be back in its haunting and beautiful halls!' MADELINE MILLER 'What a world Susanna Clarke conjures into being, what a tick-tock-tick-tock of reveals, what a pure protagonist, what a morally squalid supporting cast, what beauty, tension and restraint, and what a pitch-perfect ending. Piranesi is an exquisite puzzle-box far, far bigger on the inside than it is on the outside' DAVID MITCHELL 'Piranesi is a gorgeous, spellbinding mystery that gently unravels page by page. Precisely the sort of book that I love wordlessly handing to someone so they can have the pleasure of uncovering its secrets for themselves. This book is a treasure, washed up upon a forgotten shore, waiting to be discovered' ERIN MORGENSTERN

Piranesi
Author: Pierre Seghers
Publisher:
Release Date: 1993
Pages: 57
ISBN:
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Bilingual English/French. A formidable suite of poems marked by the experience of fighting for the French Resistance and publishing under Nazi occupation.

Piranesi Unbound
Author: Carolyn Yerkes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2020-09
Pages: 240
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"One of the greatest graphic artists of any age, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) is best known as the virtuoso etcher responsible for print series such as Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome. These largescale engravings depict scenes in and around Rome, taken from first-hand examinations of antiquities and classical structures. Piranesi combined these vistas with exaggerated compositions, scale, and perspective, in order to create immense, ambiguous scenes that have inspired generations of artists-Piranesi's 18thcentury biographer named him "the Rembrandt of ruins." But Piranesi was also a gifted and prolific scholar, architect, and designer, who printed and published twelve books over the course of his career. While most of his visual work was created to appear alongside texts that explain his theories of space, architecture, and drawing, their study has historically separated the images from the texts for which they were designed. Co-authored by two leading scholars, this is the first book to examine Piranesi's complete printed volumes and career as a maker of books, and argues that his engravings cannot be fully understood without studying them in the context of the books he designed. Individual chapters examine how Piranesi's drawings and prints became pages, how pages and plates became volumes, how volumes became books, and how books were marketed, sold, and read. Embedded within these essays are several focused explorations of each theme: illustrations with texts designed to explicate aspects of Piranesi's production and distribution"--

Nelle Carceri Di G B Piranesi
Author: Silvia Gavuzzo-Stewart
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2017-12-02
Pages: 168
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"This title focuses on an Italian architect and engraver of the 18th century - Piranesi. In this book it is argued that Piranesi grants a metaphorical meaning to the Carcesi - a set of etchings - in order to impriso those he saw as obstructing the arts and threatening his own freedom. In light of the growing academic interest in Italy and the re-organization of many university courses in Italian, this series aims to bring together di fferent scholarly perspectives on Italy and its culture."

The Piranesi Effect
Author: Kerrianne Stone
Publisher: NewSouth
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Pages: 336
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The work of Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) has captivated artists, architects and designers for centuries. Although contemporary Australia is a long way from eighteenth-century Rome, it is home to substantial collections of his works, the largest being at the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The Piranesi Effect is a collection of exquisitely illustrated essays on the impact of Piranesi’s work throughout the years. The book brings together Australian and international experts who investigate Piranesi’s world and its connections to the study of art and the practice of artists today. From curators and art historians, to contemporary artists like Bill Henson and Ron McBurnie, the contributors each bring their own passion and insight into the work of Piranesi, illuminating what it is about his work that still inspires such wonder.

Piranesi  Drawings Colour Plates
Author: Maria Peitcheva
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Pages:
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Italian engraver and architect, is best known for his etchings of ancient and baroque Rome and grandiose architectural constructions of his own imagination. Throughout most of his adult life Piranesi made etchings of views of the city; not only its antiquities, such as the Pantheon, but also its contemporary masterpieces such as the Capitoline and Piazza Navona. The scenes are animated with tiny, frail, fluttering figures. Long before he died his prints of his adopted city had caught the imagination of much of Europe.

Selected Etchings By Piranesi
Author: Sir Charles Herbert Reilly
Publisher:
Release Date: 1921*
Pages:
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Piranesi
Author: Miranda Harvey
Publisher:
Release Date: 1979
Pages: 80
ISBN:
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The Spirit Of Antiquity
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 1984
Pages: 32
ISBN:
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Piranesi
Author: John Wilton-Ely
Publisher:
Release Date: 1978
Pages: 135
ISBN:
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