Luigi Ficacci
TASCHEN, Cologne, 2011, 2000, English, French, German
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History; Nonfiction, Architecture
Hardcover, 2 vols. in slipcase, 9.4 x 12 in., 792 pages
ISBN: 9783836531962
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99

From the Publisher. One of the greatest architectural artists of all time, and certainly the most famous copper engraver of the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) is best known for his terrifyingly original series of etchings of labyrinthine and megalomaniac prisons, Carceri d'Invenzione. In our time, he has had a direct influence on writers such as Borges and Kafka and on filmmakers such as Terry Gilliam and Peter Greenaway. Anyone who contemplates Piranesi's etchings will confront the existential nightmare of human existence and its infinite mysteries.

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