The Arts of Piranesi. Architect, etcher, antiquarian, vedutista, designer is an exhibition on the work of Giambattista Piranesi curated by Michele de Lucchi, Adam Lowe and Giuseppe Pavanello, taking place in CaixaForum Madrid from 25 April to 9 September 2012. Then touring to CaixaForum Barcelona from October 2012 to January 2013 and to San Diego Museum of Art from March 30, 2013 through July 07, 2013
The exhibition, a collaboration between Factum Arte and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, opens in Madrid after receiving great reviews when it was in Venice for the Biennale of Architecture in 2010. In addition to objects realised using traditional and digital modelling, the exhibition also contains Gabriele Basilico's sensitive black and white photographs of the famous Vedute and over 250 etchings by Piranesi.
A 304 page catalogue in English and Spanish editions, sized 24x21 cm, in full colour with duotone grayscale images, soft binding and flaps, is available from CaixaForum or Factum Arte. It contains essays by Michele de Lucchi, Guiseppe Pavanello, John Wilton-Ely, Norman Rosenthal, Adam Lowe and others. See the catalogue in our Publications section here. Also available in Spanish here.
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