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The Digital Piranesi


Piranesi makes strong arguments about the aesthetic superiority of Rome over Greece--not a popular view then or now--in written and visual texts. In making his case visually, he often uses composite or layered images in which numerous individual pages appear to be pinned to or unfurled upon other images. These illusions of layered pages are both sophisticated elements of graphic design and unique methods of referencing evidence. The engravings included here are presented in as a hyperlinked image and, below, as a short video demonstrating the image's visual layering. 

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