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The Resource Piranesi, Paestum & Soane, John Wilton-Ely

Piranesi, Paestum & Soane, John Wilton-Ely

Label
Piranesi, Paestum & Soane
Title
Piranesi, Paestum & Soane
Statement of responsibility
John Wilton-Ely
Title variation
Piranesi, Paestum and Soane
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A renowned scholar examines the beauty and impact of drawings and prints by Piranesi, as well as the Italian architect's relationship with his friend and colleague Sir John Soane. An 18th-century architect and printmaker, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a lifelong champion of Rome, publishing more than 1,000 etchings of the Eternal City and its ancient monuments. Piranesi's English contemporary Sir John Soane was also an architect specializing in the neoclassical style. When the two artists met, they formed a profound and complex creative and intellectual relationship that nurtured Soane's later career. Among Soane's greatest legacies is the London 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 works from Piranesi's oeuvre. Together they offer a unique understanding of early Greek classical architecture seen through the work of an 18th-century master
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilton-Ely, John
Dewey number
769.924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA500
LC item number
.W57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1720-1778
  • 1753-1837
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
  • Soane, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
  • Soane, John
  • Neoclassicism (Architecture)
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Paestum (Extinct city)
  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
  • Soane, John
  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
  • Sir John Soane's Museum
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Neoclassicism (Architecture)
  • Italy
  • Architekturzeichnung
  • Paestum
Label
Piranesi, Paestum & Soane, John Wilton-Ely
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Updated and enlarged version of the title published London: Azmuth, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-106)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Piranesi, Paestum & Soane -- Giovanni Battista Piranesi -- Paestum & the Greek revival -- Piranesi & Paestum -- Function & attribution: The problem of the Paestum drawings -- The role of Francesco Piranesi -- The Piranesi figure style -- The legacy of Piranesi & Paestum -- Soane and the sublime dreams of Piranesi
Control code
813941436
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9783791348063
Lccn
2012952978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)813941436
Label
Piranesi, Paestum & Soane, John Wilton-Ely
Publication
Note
Updated and enlarged version of the title published London: Azmuth, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-106)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Piranesi, Paestum & Soane -- Giovanni Battista Piranesi -- Paestum & the Greek revival -- Piranesi & Paestum -- Function & attribution: The problem of the Paestum drawings -- The role of Francesco Piranesi -- The Piranesi figure style -- The legacy of Piranesi & Paestum -- Soane and the sublime dreams of Piranesi
Control code
813941436
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9783791348063
Lccn
2012952978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)813941436

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