Factum Arte in Madrid has made an animation film
based on Giovanni Battista Piranesi's Carceri d'Invenzione prints; and have also built many of his pieces
which shows the workings of his imagination, merging his architectural ambitions with his obsessive interest in antiquity.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
was a source of inspiration for, among others, Goya, Poe, Escher, Max Ernst, De Chirico. [more inside]
posted by adamvasco
on Jun 13, 2012 -
The Nolli Plan.
In 1748, Giambattista Nolli drew one of the most detailed and accurate maps ever created for the city of Rome. Improving on the Buffalini Plan
of 1551 [interactive link to zoom
], Nolli’s plan was drawn to an incredible precision, going as far as revealing public interior spaces in a stark figure-ground relationship. The Interactive Nolli Map
allows you to overlap transparencies of the modern city to see how little has changed and how precise Nolli’s measurements were. Piranesi’s
maps – however fanciful
- were also inspired by Nolli’s achievements.
posted by yeti
on May 10, 2007 -