The Digital Piranesi


Bacou, Roseline. “À propos des dessins de figures de Piranèse.” Piranèse et les Français, ed. Geroges Brunel. Rome: French Academy at Rome, 1978. pp. 33-42.

Barry, Fabio. “Rinovare, anziché ristorare. Piranesi as Architect." The Rome of Piranesi: The Eighteenth-Century City in the Great Vedute. Edited by Mario Bevilacqua and Mario Gori Sassoli, trans. Fabio Barry. Rome: Artemide, 2007. pp. 91-110.  

Bevilacqua, Mario and Mario Sassoli. La Roma di Piranesi. La citta del Settecento nelle grandi vedute. Rome: Artemide, 2006. 

Bevilacqua, Mario. “The Rome of Piranesi. Views of the Ancient and Modern City.” The Rome of Piranesi: The Eighteenth-Century City in the Great Vedute, ed. Mario Bevilacqua and Mario Gori Sassoli, trans. Fabio Barry. Rome: Artemide, 2007. pp. 39-60.

Black, Jeremy. Italy and the Grand Tour. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

Boswell, James. Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-66. Eds. Frank Brady and Frederick A. Pottle. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955. 

Calè, Louisa. “Frontispieces,” in Book Parts, ed. Dennis Duncan and Adam Smyth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. pp. 27-37.

Campbell, Malcom. “Piranesi and Innovation in Eighteenth-Century Roman Printmaking” in Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century. Edited by Edgar Peters Bowron and Joseph J. Rishel. London: Merrell, 2000. pp. 561-591.

Corbett, Margery and R. W. Lightbown. The Comely Frontispiece: The Emblematic Title-page in England, 1550–1660. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979.

Dars, Célestine. Images of Deception: The Art of Trompe-L’Œil. Oxford: Phaidon, 1979.

DeLaine, Janet. “The ‘Cella Solearis’ of the Baths of Caracalla: A Reappraisal.” Papers of the British School at Rome, Vol. 55 (1987): 147-156.

Dixon, Susan. “The Sources and Fortunes of Piranesi’s Archaeological Illustrations” Art History Vol. 25, No. 4 (2002): pp. 469-487.

Ferri, Sabrina. Ruins Past: Modernity in Italy 1744-1836. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2015.

Fowler, Alastair. The Mind of the Book: Pictorial Title-Pages. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Furlong, Gillian. “The Ruins of Rome, Seen through 18th-Century Eyes.” Treasures from UCL. London: University College London Press, 2015. pp. 112-113.

González-Palacios, Alvar. "Piranesi and Furnishings." Piranesi as Designer. Edited by Sarah E. Lawrence. New York: Cooper-Hewitt, 2007. pp. 221-239.

Graves, Michael. "Drawing from Piranesi." Piranesi as Designer. Edited by Sarah E. Lawrence. New York: Cooper-Hewitt, 2007. pp. 269-99.

Harbison, Robert. “Baroque Exuberance: Frivolity or Disquiet” Architectural Design, Vol. 80, No. 2 (2010): 44-49.

Krist, Pamela. “Three Popes and the Fountain in Memory: Shaping the Trevi for Performances of Power” Italian Studies, Vol 71, No. 4 (2016): 421-46.

Mayor, A. Hyatt. Giovanni Battista Piranesi. New York: H. Bittner and Co, 1952.

Minor, Heather Hyde. Piranesi’s Lost Words. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015.

Pinto, John. Speaking Ruins: Piranesi, Architects and Antiquity in Eighteenth-Century Rome. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012.

Pinto, John and William MacDonald. Hadrian’s Villa and Its Legacy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Matrici incise 1743-53. Volume 1. Edited by Ginevra Mariani. Milan: Mazzotta, 2010. 

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Matrici incise 1756-57. Volume 2.  Edited by Ginevra Mariani. Milan: Mazzotta, 2014. 

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Matrici incise 1761-65. Volume 3. Edited by Ginevra Mariani. Milan: Mazzotta, 2017. 

Rapp, Joanna Barbara. “A Geometrical Analysis of Multiple Viewpoint Perspective in the Work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi: An Application of Geometric Restitution of Perspective.” The Journal of Architecture Vol. 13, No. 6 (2008): 701-736.

Rosenfeld, Myra Nan. “Picturesque to Sublime: Piranesi’s Stylistic and Technical Development from 1740 to 1761” in The Serpent and the Stylus: Essays on G. B. Piranesi. Edited by Mario Bevilacqua, Heather Hyde Minor, and Fabio Barry. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2006. pp. 55-91.

Scaloni, Giovanna. “Le cinque tavole di architetture nella seconda edizione delle Opere Varie” in Giambattista Piranesi: Matrici Incise, 1761-65. Volume 3. Ed. Ginevra Mariani. Milan: Mazzotta, 2017. pp. 49-56. 

Scott, Jonathan. Piranesi. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1975.

Stafford, Barbara Maria. Body Criticism: Imaging the Unseen in Enlightenment Art and Medicine. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1997. 

Stewart, Susan. The Ruins Lesson: Meaning and Material in Western Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020.

Tafuri, Manfredo. The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-gardes and Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1990.

Tait, A. A. “Reading the Ruins: Robert Adam and Piranesi in Rome.” Architectural History, Vol. 27 (1984), pp. 524-533.

Tzonis, Alexander, and Lefaivre, Liane. Classical Architecture: The Poetics of Order. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1986.

Verschaffel, Bart. “Rome Pictured as a World: On the Function and Meaning of the Staffage in Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Vedute.” Aspects of Piranesi: Essays on History, Criticism and Invention. Ed. Dirk De Meyer, Bart Verschaffel, & Pieter-Jan Cierkens. Ghent, Belgium: A&S/books, 2015. pp. 118–141.  

Wilton-Ely, John. The Mind and Art of Giovanni Piranesi. London: Thames and Hudson, 1988.

____.  Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. 2 vols. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Art, 1994.

Yourcenar, Marguerite. The Dark Brain of Piranesi and Other Essays. Translated by Richard Howard. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1984.

Zarucchi, Jeanne Morgan. “The Literary Tradition of Ruins of Rome and a New Consideration of Piranesi’s Staffage Figures.” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies Vol. 35 No. 3 (2012).

Zorach, Rebecca. “Classicism, Conflict, and the White Body.” Classicisms. Edited by Larry F. Norman and Anne Leonard. Chicago: Smart Museum, University of Chicago Press, 2017. pp. 111-125.

Zucker, Paul. "Ruins: An Aesthetic Hybrid." The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol 20. No. 2 (1961), pp. 119-130.


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