This path was created by Mallory Baskin. The last update was by Constance Caddell.
The Digital PiranesiMain MenuAboutThe Digital Piranesi is a developing digital humanities project that aims to provide an enhanced digital edition of the works of Italian illustrator Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778).VolumesPiranesi's Opere (Works) contains 29 volumes, annotated and animated scans of which are gradually being added here.ThemesFrontispieces
1media/Tools - Copy.jpg2017-10-04T09:45:19-07:00Mallory Baskin7ce3ce5a70a32ae2ec1a1bb1657162822b9eb6352284917plain5139632018-05-25T15:16:10-07:00Constance Caddelld4428f7815c34c6fd0592b7e434a4fb89d5ca1aaPiranesi’s images often include detailed, alphabetic keys to their architectural details. Their keys are often difficult to read, and their indexical letters are usually hard to locate. The content of these notes is often objective, as in the image of the Pantheon. In other engravings, such as the Temple of Neptune, these virtually lost texts include striking arguments about aesthetics or bold speculations about the distant past.
Each of the four engravings here is presented in two ways: on top, as a hyperlinked image in which letters in the image are links to the appropriate information in the key, and, below, as a high-resolution scan that allows for zooming.
12018-03-23T15:26:09-07:00Constance Caddelld4428f7815c34c6fd0592b7e434a4fb89d5ca1aaOn the construction of the Tomb of Caecilia Metella, from Antiquities of Rome31"Modo, col quale furono alzati i grossi Travertini, e gli altri Marmi nel fabbricare il gran Sepolcro di Cecilie Metella, oggi detto Capo di Bove," Antichita romane, Vol 3, Plate LIII (Opere, vol 3)plain2019-08-15T10:32:40-07:00Alexis Kratzerb246b0b192071919d0499d7b3d52bbdb38177646