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Another of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "Carceri" (Prisons) series. #architecture #prints

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Tower with Bridges,   from Prison Caprices. 1760-61.  Etching, 55.2 x 41.6 cm.   The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Tower with Bridges, from Prison Caprices. Etching, x cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista Carceri d'Invenzione, Plate III, 1761 Etching. British Museum Collection, London

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

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The Round Tower: Plate 3 of Carceri, (ca. a series of etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian,

The Prisons (Carceri), Second State, 13 (1761)

The Prisons (Carceri), Second State, 13

Pianta di Roma del 1748. Giambattista Nolli et Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Pianta di Roma del Giambattista Nolli et Giovanni Battista Piranesi

I scanned this essay years ago from a library copy of a 1949 edition of Piranesi's Carceri d'Invenzione (Trianon Press, London). It's worth reproducing here since it's still one of the best analyse...

century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi is best known for a highly unusual series of prints called Imaginary Prisons, utilizi.

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