Piranesi

This is a page that provides a list of books by Prof. John Wilton-Ely on the subject of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Click on the images marked (*) for a larger image. For a printer friendly version, click here for the complete publication list, which contains this information as an appendix. For further details, contact Prof. Wilton-Ely at wiltonely.john[at]googlemail.com.

 

Books

 

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Polemical Works

G. B. Piranesi (ed. John Wilton-Ely)

Gregg International Publishers, Farnborough, 1972 (Italian edition, 1973).

[ISBN: 0576152307]

 

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The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi

John Wilton-Ely

Thames & Hudson Ltd., London, 1978

[ISBN: 05000091226]

Thames & Hudson Ltd., London, 1978 (Dutch and German editions, 1978; English paperback edition.1991; Italian edition, 1994). Banister Fletcher Award for the Best Art Book of 1979.

 

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (bicentenary exhibition catalogue)

John Wilton-Ely

Hayward Gallery, London, 1978

Exhibition catalogue, Arts Council of Great Britain, Hayward Gallery, London, 1978.

 

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Piranesi Architetto

John Wilton-Ely and Joseph Connors

American Academy in Rome, 1992

Exhibition publication. American Academy in Rome, 1992.

 

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Piranesi as Architect and Designer

John Wilton-Ely

Yale University Press, 1993

[ISBN: 0300053827]

11th series of the Franklin Jasper Walls Lectures, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1980.

 

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Piranesi

John Wilton-Ely

Electa, Milan, 1994

Italian translation of the English edition, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1978 (see section on Books below)

 

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings - an Illustrated Catalogue, Vol. 1

John Wilton-Ely

Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, San Francisco, 2 vols., 1994

[ISBN: 1556601506]

The first complete, illustrated, catalogue of Piranesi's etched works with detailed, commentaries, full bibliographies, concordances with earlier catalogues, and specialized indexes. Volume 1 covers architectural fantasies, 'vedute' and archaeological works.

 

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings - an Illustrated Catalogue, Vol. 2

John Wilton-Ely

Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, San Francisco, 2 vols., 1994

[ISBN: 1556601506]

The first complete, illustrated, catalogue of Piranesi's etched works. Volume 2 continues with further archaeological works, polemical publications, designs for chimneypieces and the decorative arts, antiquities and miscellaneous works.

 

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The Voices of the Imagination: Creative and Critical Responses to Piranesi from his Contemporaries and from Posterity

John Wilton-Ely

The 1995 Getty Lectures, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

(in preparation).

 

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Piranesi, Paestum and Soane

John Wilton-Ely

Azimuth Editions in association with Sir John Soane's Museum, London. 2002

[ISBN: 1898592152]

The first detailed study of the impact of Piranesi on Soane, both as a designer and as a collector, with special emphasis on the 15 preparatory drawings of the Greek.Doric temples at Paestum by Piranesi, now in Sir John Soane's Museum, London.

 

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Observations on the letter of Monsieur Mariette with Opinions on Architecture, and a Preface to a New Treatise on the Introduction and Progress of the Fine Arts in Europe in Ancient Times

G. B. Piranesi Introduction by John Wilton-Ely. Translation by Caroline Beamish and David Britt

Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2002

[ISBN: 0892366362]

This key polemical work by Piranesi in the Greco-Roman debate has far wider implications in the theory of architectural design. The introduction to this translation is supported by illustrations, detailed notes and a full bibliography.

 

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Piranesi as Designer

John Wilton-Ely (with Sarah Lawrence, ed.)

Assouline, 2008.

[ISBN: 0910503958]

Exhibition publication. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, 2007.

 

For other publications on Piranesi (including articles, exhibition publications, conference papers, contributions to books and works of reference, television and film) , click here.

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