Piranesis Grandest Tour: From Europe to Australia Colin Holden

ISBN: 9781742233949

Published: October 1st 2014

Hardcover

224 pages


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Piranesis Grandest Tour: From Europe to Australia  by  Colin Holden

Piranesis Grandest Tour: From Europe to Australia by Colin Holden
October 1st 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781742233949 | 6.12 Mb

The 18th-century Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi achieved fame for his etchings of real and imaginary buildings: Roman ruins, baroque cityscapes, and fantastical prisons. This retrospective reassesses his life and his art, as well asMoreThe 18th-century Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi achieved fame for his etchings of real and imaginary buildings: Roman ruins, baroque cityscapes, and fantastical prisons.

This retrospective reassesses his life and his art, as well as the complex world of his son, Francesco, whose promotion of his father’s work was overshadowed by allegations of espionage. The book also reveals the story of Australian collectors of Piranesi’s work and his influence on Australian artists, from Russell Drysdale to Rick Amor and Marco Luccio.



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