The Piranesi Effect

The Piranesi Effect

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The work of Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720a€“1778) has captivated artists, architects and designers for centuries. Although contemporary Australia is a long way from eighteenth-century Rome, it is home to substantial collections of his works, the largest being at the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The Piranesi Effect is a collection of exquisitely illustrated essays on the impact of Piranesia€™s work throughout the years. The book brings together Australian and international experts who investigate Piranesia€™s world and its connections to the study of art and the practice of artists today. From curators and art historians, to contemporary artists like Bill Henson and Ron McBurnie, the contributors each bring their own passion and insight into the work of Piranesi, illuminating what it is about his work that still inspires such wonder.... leading up to the museum entrya#39;.8 Early schematic designs called the Corten- clad walls fronting the Derwent River an a#39;iron ... the striking MONA-designed tall rectangular freestanding display cases were not inspired by iPhone 4s: the MONAanbsp;...

Title:The Piranesi Effect
Author: Kerrianne Stone, Gerard Vaughan
Publisher:NewSouth - 2015-08-01

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