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Title Plate: Part One of Architecture and Perspectives: Drawn and Etched by Gio.Batt’a Piranesi, Venetian Architect; Dedicated to Nicola Giobbe

1743
18th century
361 x 253 mm (14.2 x 10 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
Series: from Part One of Architecture and Perspectives… (Prima Parte di Architettura e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architteto Veneziano fra gli Arcadi Salcindio Tiseio)
Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume
Bibliography: Focillon 2; Hind (1922), pp. 75, 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 2.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.17

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  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • perspective - Use for any graphic method concerned with conveying an impression of depth or for representation by means of geometric projection using one or more vanishing points.
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

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  • plate Dimensions: 361 x 253 mm (14.2 x 10 in.)

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