Encyclopedia Ichnographica

architecture, Roman


Vincenzo Fasolo, "The Campo Marzio of G. B. Piranesi".   2691f

Redrawing History - outline

2004.12.16 11:36
Fantasy Architecture?....
Piranesi's Ichnographia Campus Martius is not really about fantasy, rather it is a reenactment of ancient Rome's history delineated via ancient Rome's architecture. The plans with their Latin labels within the large plan are all texts that together deliver the history of the city of Rome. Piranesi did a fantastic job of making a history lesson appear as fantasy.



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