Sublime Ideas: Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
by John Marciari
published by Morgan Library, 2023
Exhibition: New York, Morgan Library, 2023
224 pages. 207 colour illustrations. Hardback. 29x24.5cms.
Focusing on Piranesi's drawings, eight chapters trace his development and discuss his early career, his Venetian period, his creation of fantastical spaces including his Carceri, Roman landscapes and figure drawings, his interest in the archeology of ancient Rome, his architectural projects, decorative designs and finally his late drawings of southern Italy.
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