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The Outlet of the Cloaca Maxima into the Tiber
12021-05-19T11:56:58-07:00Jeanne Brittone120651dde677d5cf1fd515358b14d86eb289f11228491An animation of Giambattiasta Piranesi's On the Magnificence and Architecture of the Romans. For more, see digitalpiranesi.org.plain2021-05-19T11:56:58-07:00YouTube2021-05-19T18:55:20ZiTyfQ3I4wz8Digital PiranesiJeanne Brittone120651dde677d5cf1fd515358b14d86eb289f11
This is sample text to determine potential display methods for our animations of Piranesi’s layered or composite images. These images include multiple layers of paper, stone, or other material arranged in ways that call attention to media and materiality in what are often some of his most technically specific images. In this image, he layers paper against a background of the outlet of the Cloaca Maxima: ostensibly, they are informative, detailing elements of the construction, but, aesthetically, they have different effects.