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Piranesi, or: the (re-)Invention of the Past / Giacomo Pala

07 27th, 2021

A lecture on Giovanni Battista Piranesi by Giacomo Pala: the re-invention of the past.

In this lecture, Piranesi’s work is addressed as the result of a combination  between an empirical attitude and an imaginative one: the attempt to understand and give an expression to ancient architecture. Through a reading of the Campo Marzio, in comparison with Piranesi’s other works, it is discussed how the combination of fragments and times can become a way to think of design, theory and history as a whole – a combination useful to think of architecture as the design of potential realities.

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