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"The Digital Piranesi: Architectural History and New Media"

Hollings Main, Program Room
Sep 29, 2017 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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“Veduta del Pantheon d’Agrippa,” a c. 1761 print from
Piranesi’s etching of The Pantheon in ancient Rome.

"The Digital Piranesi: Architectural History and New Media," An Illustrated Discussion with Heather Hyde-Minor, Art History, Notre Dame University; John Pinto, History of Architecture, Princeton University; Rebecca Zorach, Art and Art History, Northwestern University; and Jeanne Britton, Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries


Join a group of researchers developing a digital project that will reanimate the 18th-century engravings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Select volumes of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections' complete set of Piranesi's Opere will be on display. This rare set includes Piranesi's depictions of Roman ruins, large inventive maps, and historical architectural studies. Speakers will discuss the opportunities that a digital version of Piranesi's works offers to students and scholars of architecture, art history, neoclassicism, romanticism, and book history.

This work is partially supported by an ASPIRE grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina.

"The Digital Piranesi" panel event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. To reserve your space, please contact 803-777-8240 or by September 25.

The Hollings Library is located on the University of South Carolina campus. Enter through the Thomas Cooper Library at 1322 Greene St., Columbia SC 29208. Driving and parking directions can be found here.