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Piranesi’s Views of Rome Colouring Book
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Piranesi’s Views of Rome Colouring Book

  • By
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi
$16.95
Casebound book with a special lay-flat binding and sturdy, flexible cover

108 pages with 50 images to color on high-quality paper

Size: 8½ x 11 in.

Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.

Published with the Royal Institute of British Architects

ISBN 9780764981258

ITEM CBK021
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Description
Eighteenth-century Venetian etcher Giovanni Battista Piranesi thought of himself as an architect. Piranesi—son of a stonemason, nephew of an engineer, and brother of a Carthusian monk—studied stage design and perspective. As a young man he moved to Rome, apprenticed to etcher Giuseppe Vasi, and began making a living through his etchings of the city’s ruins and other structures. These were, essentially, souvenirs for well-heeled tourists. Though he struggled to work as an architect, his knowledge of and facility with the subject lent authority to his art.

Piranesi’s works were dramatic, some more fantasy than reality (he famously produced a series of etchings imagining elaborate prison interiors). Those new to Rome in his time would have found a city different than the one represented in his Vedute de Roma, or Views of Rome, which made creative use of composition and lighting. He produced more than one thousand etchings in his lifetime, with Vedute his best-known artistic achievement. He spent more than thirty years producing its 135 original plates, working until his death in 1778. Ten years later, his son Francesco added two plates of his own (one is included here). Francesco continued to sell and publish his father’s works for decades, furthering their popularity throughout Europe.

Images

  1. Title page

  2. Frontispiece with statue of Minerva

  3. St. Peter’s Square with St. Peter’s Basilica and colonnades

  4. St. Peter’s Basilica: the interior with the nave

  5. St. Peter’s Basilica, from the Piazza della Sagrestia

  6. Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura (St. Paul outside the Walls)

  7. San Giovanni in Laterano, main facade with palace and Scala Santa on the right

  8. Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore with the church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the column from the Basilica of Maxentius

  9. Piazza dell’Esquilino with the rear of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore and obelisk

  10. Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura (St. Paul outside the Walls)

  11. San Sebastiano

  12. Piazza del Popolo

  13. Piazza del Quirinale and the statues of the Dioscuri and their horses

  14. Piazza Navona, with Sant’Agnese on the right

  15. Piazza della Rotonda with the obelisk fountain and the Pantheon on the right

  16. Piazza di Spagna with the Fontana della Barcaccia and the Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti (or Spanish Steps)

  17. Fontana dell’Acqua Felice

  18. Fontana dell’Acqua Paola

  19. Palazzo della Consulta

  20. Palazzo di Montecitorio

  21. Palazzo Salviati (or Palazzo dell’Accademia di Francia)

  22. Palazzo Barberini

  23. Harbour and quay called the Ripa Grande

  24. Castel Sant’Angelo

  25. Temple of Hadrian, or Hadrianeum, in the Piazza di Pietra

  26. Santa Costanza (erroneously called the Temple of Bacchus)

  27. Capitol and the steps of Santa Maria in Aracoeli

  28. Buildings around the Piazza del Campidoglio seen from the side of the stepped ramp, or Cordonata

  29. Foro Romano, seen from the Capitoline Hill: the Arch of Septimius Severus in the foreground and the Colosseum in the distance

  30. Foro Romano: the Temple of Castor and Pollux and Santa Maria Liberatrice in the left foreground and Monte Aventino in the distance

  31. Church of Santa Maria Egiziaca, formerly the Temple of Portunus (sometimes known as the Temple of Fortuna Virile)

  32. Foro Romano: the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (or San Lorenzo in Miranda)

  33. Trajan’s Forum: Trajan’s Column and Santissimo Nome di Maria

  34. Column of Marcus Aurelius (or Colonna Antonina), Piazza Colonna

  35. Foro Romano: the Arch of Septimius Severus and the church of Santi Luca e Martina

  36. Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum

  37. Colosseum

  38. Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda

  39. Santa Maria di Loreto, Santissimo Nome di Maria and Trajan’s Column

  40. San Giovanni in Laterano

  41. Arch of Constantine

  42. St. Peter’s Basilica: the interior beneath the dome

  43. Piazza del Quirinale

  44. Villa d’Este, Tivoli

  45. Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano: with the obelisk and octagonal baptistery

  46. San Giovanni in Laterano

  47. Villa Pamphili (or Villa Doria Pamphili): the Casino

  48. River Tiber at the mouth of the Cloaca Maxima (formerly called the Bel Lido), with the Temple of Hercules Victor and the campanile of Santa Maria in Cosmedin

  49. Santa Maria degli Angeli

  50. Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, added by Francesco Piranesi (1758–1810)