Redrawing History

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1997.08.08
After rereading some of Tafuriís text on the Campo Marzio, for some reason it dawned on me that my redrawing of the Campo Marzio is an attempt to walk in Piranesiís own footsteps, with the best of my ability, meaning, I am trying to learn how Piranesiís imagination operated by doing the same thing that he did--literally redrawing the plan. I am trying to get as close to Piranesiís own drawing/designing procedure.
I then thought of what Collingwood said about not being able to truly learn from history because we are not able to actually experience history. In this sense I am trying to re-experience a specific historic occurrence, albeit over 200 years later and with a radically different drawing technology.

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