Emil Kaufmann

"Giambattista Piranesi" in Architecture in the Age of Reason

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245. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Prima parte di architetture e prospettive (Rome, 1743), republished in Opere varie di architettura (Rome, anno VII repubblicano), "Mausoleo antico," pl. 3 (Henri Focillon, Giovanni-Battista Piranesi, Catalogue raisonné de son oeuvre, Paris, 1918, no. 14). The “free” style shows in the frontispiece; "Carcere oscura," pl. 2; "Vestiggi d'antichi edificj," pl. 5; "Ruine di sepolcro antico," pl. 6; "Ara antica," pl. 7; "Camera sepolcrale," pi. 16 (Focillon, Catalogue, nos. 2, 4, 5, 6, 16, 18) ; and in Capriccj, in Opere varie, pls. 24-27 (Focillon, nos, 20-23). Albert Giesecke, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Leipzig, 1912), discusses, p. ii, Prima parte, p. 75, Capriccj.

Piranesi's earliest work, the Prima parte di Architetture of 1743, already reveals his inclination for the great and the grand, for the extraordinary, and for unusual combinations. Most of the buildings in this publication are composed of traditional features, shown in serene bright daylight. They might well have been carried out, to stand among average Baroque structures. The "Mausoleo antico" might be cited as an illustration.245

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