The book includes full reproductions of all 135 etchings of Piranesi’s Le Vedute di Roma (plus the 2 etchings made by his son Francesco and the Pianta di Roma e del Campo Marzo). It is produced directly from a complete original Piranesi catalogue.
The book is produced in a large size (370 x 290 mm) in which all images are printed full page (size 350 mm wide). The ca 300 (296 to 304) pages inside are printed in mono chrome and the artwork is reproduced with a stunning clarity and sharpness and as every page etching is 50-60% of the original size this will allow the reader to enjoy all the gorgeous details of these graphic jewels. We believe that this is the most beautiful book about Le Vedute di Roma ever published.
The publication also offers an informative guide to various matters concerning Piranesi and the city he depicted that can only enhance the reader’s enjoyment. It is aimed both at academic readers who want to have a deeper understanding of Piranesi and to readers who love his artwork and are interested to know more about it. Readers may follow the chronological order or leaf at leisure, thus creating their own “Journey through the Eternal City”.
The text is written by Dr. J.G. (Gijs) Wallis de Vries, architectural historian at the University of Eindhoven in The Netherlands. He obtained his PhD with a dissertation on “Piranesi and the idea of the beautiful city” in 1990, and published a number of articles and papers on Piranesi since then.
- Hardcover: 296 pages
- Publisher: Art in Limited Editions bv (2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9081771906
- ISBN-13: 978-9081771900
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 12.2 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 pounds