Yerkes, Carolyn and Heather Hyde Minor. PIRANESI Unbound. 240 pages, including 193 color plates. 4to, cloth. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2020.
A draftsman, printmaker, architect, and archaeologist, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) is best known today as the virtuoso etcher of the immersive and captivating Views of Rome and the darkly inventive Imaginary Prisons. Yet Carolyn Yerkes and Heather Hyde Minor argue that his single greatest art form-one that combined his obsessions most
powerfully and that he pursued throughout his career-was the book. Piranesi Unbound provides a fundamental reinterpretation of Piranesi by recognizing him, first and foremost, as a writer, illustrator, printer, and publisher of books.
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