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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
"On Les Plus Beaux Monuments de la Grece," (1 of 2) from On the Magnificence and Architecture of the Romans
12018-04-09T14:49:42-07:00Mallory Baskin7ce3ce5a70a32ae2ec1a1bb1657162822b9eb635228497"On Les Plus Beaux Monuments de la Grece," Della Magnificenza ed architettura de’Romani, Plate XXXV (Opere, vol. 7). In this plate, Piranesi surrounds a “visual citation” of plates from David Le Roy's 1758 treatise Les Plus Beaux Monuments de la Grece with his own more dramatic illustrations of details from Roman architecture in order to challenge Le Roy’s claims about the superiority of Greek aesthetics. plain2018-05-04T14:16:34-07:00Jeanne Brittone120651dde677d5cf1fd515358b14d86eb289f11