Piranesi as Designer
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Architectural Fantasy with Colossal Arcaded Façade Overlooking a Piazza with Monuments, n.d.

This imaginative composition from Piranesi’s early years in Rome anticipated his work in the Prima parte di Architetture e Prospettive (1743). Using dramatic contrasts in scale and perspective, Piranesi situated naval monuments and statues, including the famous Dioscuri, the horse tamers, before a fanciful building with a domed rotunda.