Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1635575648
ISBN 13: 9781635575644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller! From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

The Ladies of Grace Adieu

The Ladies of Grace Adieu
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-12-21
ISBN 10: 1408809338
ISBN 13: 9781408809334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ladies of Grace Adieu Book Review:

From the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the major BBC production. Faerie is never as far away as you think. Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope, as best you can, with petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time embroidering terrible fates or with endless paths in deep, dark woods and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes bedevilled by such problems in these fairy tales include a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Strange himself and the Raven King.

Exploring Rome

Exploring Rome
Author: Giovanni Battista Piranesi,Cara D. Denison,Myra Nan Rosenfeld,Stephanie Wiles,Morgan library & museum (New York, N.Y.).,Pierpont Morgan Library,Centre canadien d'architecture (Montréal, Canada).
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015034431836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Rome Book Review:

Piranesi Unbound

Piranesi Unbound
Author: Carolyn Yerkes,Heather Hyde Minor
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 0691206104
ISBN 13: 9780691206103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Unbound Book Review:

"One of the greatest graphic artists of any age, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) is best known as the virtuoso etcher responsible for print series such as Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome. These largescale engravings depict scenes in and around Rome, taken from first-hand examinations of antiquities and classical structures. Piranesi combined these vistas with exaggerated compositions, scale, and perspective, in order to create immense, ambiguous scenes that have inspired generations of artists-Piranesi's 18thcentury biographer named him "the Rembrandt of ruins." But Piranesi was also a gifted and prolific scholar, architect, and designer, who printed and published twelve books over the course of his career. While most of his visual work was created to appear alongside texts that explain his theories of space, architecture, and drawing, their study has historically separated the images from the texts for which they were designed. Co-authored by two leading scholars, this is the first book to examine Piranesi's complete printed volumes and career as a maker of books, and argues that his engravings cannot be fully understood without studying them in the context of the books he designed. Individual chapters examine how Piranesi's drawings and prints became pages, how pages and plates became volumes, how volumes became books, and how books were marketed, sold, and read. Embedded within these essays are several focused explorations of each theme: illustrations with texts designed to explicate aspects of Piranesi's production and distribution"--

Untold Night and Day

Untold Night and Day
Author: Bae Suah
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1683359127
ISBN 13: 9781683359128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untold Night and Day Book Review:

A seductive, disorienting novel that manipulates the fragile line between dreams and reality, by South Korea’s leading contemporary writer A startling and boundary-pushing novel, Untold Night and Day tells the story of a young woman’s journey through Seoul over the course of a night and a day. It’s 28-year-old Ayami’s final day at her box-office job in Seoul’s audio theater. Her night is spent walking the sweltering streets of the city with her former boss in search of Yeoni, their missing elderly friend, and her day is spent looking after a mysterious, visiting poet. Their conversations take in art, love, food, and the inaccessible country to the north. Almost immediately, in the heat of Seoul at the height of the summer, order gives way to chaos as the edges of reality start to fray, with Ayami becoming an unwitting escort into a fever-dream of increasingly tangled threads, all the while images of the characters’ overlapping realities repeat, collide, change, and reassert themselves in this masterful work that upends the very structure of fiction and narrative storytelling and burns itself upon the soul of the reader. By one of the boldest and most innovative voices in contemporary Korean literature, and brilliantly realized in English by International Man Booker­–winning translator Deborah Smith, Bae Suah’s hypnotic and wholly original novel asks whether more than one version of ourselves can exist at once, demonstrating the malleable nature of reality as we know it.

Martin Dressler

Martin Dressler
Author: Steven Millhauser
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 0307763862
ISBN 13: 9780307763860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Dressler Book Review:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father's cigar store. In the course of his restless young manhood, he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top, accompanied by two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner. As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry, a sense of doom builds piece-by-hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey into the heart of an American dreamer reaches its bitter-sweet conclusion.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-06-05
ISBN 10: 160819535X
ISBN 13: 9781608195350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Book Review:

In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.

The Passenger

The Passenger
Author: Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 1250317150
ISBN 13: 9781250317155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passenger Book Review:

Hailed as a remarkable literary discovery, a lost novel of heart-stopping intensity and harrowing absurdity about flight and persecution in 1930s Germany Berlin, November 1938. Jewish shops have been ransacked and looted, synagogues destroyed. As storm troopers pound on his door, Otto Silbermann, a respected businessman who fought for Germany in the Great War, is forced to sneak out the back of his own home. Turned away from establishments he had long patronized, and fearful of being exposed as a Jew despite his Aryan looks, he boards a train. And then another. And another . . . until his flight becomes a frantic odyssey across Germany, as he searches first for information, then for help, and finally for escape. His travels bring him face-to-face with waiters and conductors, officials and fellow outcasts, seductive women and vicious thieves, a few of whom disapprove of the regime while the rest embrace it wholeheartedly. Clinging to his existence as it was just days before, Silbermann refuses to believe what is happening even as he is beset by opportunists, betrayed by associates, and bereft of family, friends, and fortune. As his world collapses around him, he is forced to concede that his nightmare is all too real. Twenty-three-year-old Ulrich Boschwitz wrote The Passenger at breakneck speed in 1938, fresh in the wake of the Kristallnacht pogroms, and his prose flies at the same pace. Taut, immediate, infused with acerbic Kafkaesque humor, The Passenger is an indelible portrait of a man and a society careening out of control.

The Piranesi Effect

The Piranesi Effect
Author: Kerrianne Stone,Gerard Vaughan
Publsiher: NewSouth
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 1742247369
ISBN 13: 9781742247366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Piranesi Effect Book Review:

The work of Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) has captivated artists, architects and designers for centuries. Although contemporary Australia is a long way from eighteenth-century Rome, it is home to substantial collections of his works, the largest being at the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The Piranesi Effect is a collection of exquisitely illustrated essays on the impact of Piranesi’s work throughout the years. The book brings together Australian and international experts who investigate Piranesi’s world and its connections to the study of art and the practice of artists today. From curators and art historians, to contemporary artists like Bill Henson and Ron McBurnie, the contributors each bring their own passion and insight into the work of Piranesi, illuminating what it is about his work that still inspires such wonder.

Piranesi Unbound

Piranesi Unbound
Author: Carolyn Yerkes,Heather Hyde Minor
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 0691206104
ISBN 13: 9780691206103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Unbound Book Review:

"One of the greatest graphic artists of any age, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) is best known as the virtuoso etcher responsible for print series such as Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome. These largescale engravings depict scenes in and around Rome, taken from first-hand examinations of antiquities and classical structures. Piranesi combined these vistas with exaggerated compositions, scale, and perspective, in order to create immense, ambiguous scenes that have inspired generations of artists-Piranesi's 18thcentury biographer named him "the Rembrandt of ruins." But Piranesi was also a gifted and prolific scholar, architect, and designer, who printed and published twelve books over the course of his career. While most of his visual work was created to appear alongside texts that explain his theories of space, architecture, and drawing, their study has historically separated the images from the texts for which they were designed. Co-authored by two leading scholars, this is the first book to examine Piranesi's complete printed volumes and career as a maker of books, and argues that his engravings cannot be fully understood without studying them in the context of the books he designed. Individual chapters examine how Piranesi's drawings and prints became pages, how pages and plates became volumes, how volumes became books, and how books were marketed, sold, and read. Embedded within these essays are several focused explorations of each theme: illustrations with texts designed to explicate aspects of Piranesi's production and distribution"--

A Luminous Republic

A Luminous Republic
Author: Andrés Barba
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 1328589110
ISBN 13: 9781328589118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Luminous Republic Book Review:

"Wholly compelling.” —Colm Tóibín A new novel from a Spanish literary star about the arrival of feral children to a tropical city in Argentina, and the quest to stop them from pulling the place into chaos. San Cristóbal was an unremarkable city—small, newly prosperous, contained by rain forest and river. But then the children arrived. No one knew where they came from: thirty-two kids, seemingly born of the jungle, speaking an unknown language. At first they scavenged, stealing food and money and absconding to the trees. But their transgressions escalated to violence, and then the city’s own children began defecting to join them. Facing complete collapse, municipal forces embark on a hunt to find the kids before the city falls into irreparable chaos. Narrated by the social worker who led the hunt, A Luminous Republic is a suspenseful, anguished fable that “could be read as Lord of the Flies seen from the other side, but that would rob Barba of the profound originality of his world” (Juan Gabriel Vásquez).

Nelle Carceri di G B Piranesi

Nelle Carceri di G B Piranesi
Author: Silvia Gavuzzo-Stewart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2017-12-02
ISBN 10: 1351196979
ISBN 13: 9781351196970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nelle Carceri di G B Piranesi Book Review:

"This title focuses on an Italian architect and engraver of the 18th century - Piranesi. In this book it is argued that Piranesi grants a metaphorical meaning to the Carcesi - a set of etchings - in order to impriso those he saw as obstructing the arts and threatening his own freedom. In light of the growing academic interest in Italy and the re-organization of many university courses in Italian, this series aims to bring together di fferent scholarly perspectives on Italy and its culture."

The Piranesi Effect

The Piranesi Effect
Author: Kerrianne Stone,Gerard Vaughan
Publsiher: NewSouth
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 1742247369
ISBN 13: 9781742247366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Piranesi Effect Book Review:

The work of Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) has captivated artists, architects and designers for centuries. Although contemporary Australia is a long way from eighteenth-century Rome, it is home to substantial collections of his works, the largest being at the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The Piranesi Effect is a collection of exquisitely illustrated essays on the impact of Piranesi’s work throughout the years. The book brings together Australian and international experts who investigate Piranesi’s world and its connections to the study of art and the practice of artists today. From curators and art historians, to contemporary artists like Bill Henson and Ron McBurnie, the contributors each bring their own passion and insight into the work of Piranesi, illuminating what it is about his work that still inspires such wonder.

The Midnight Bargain

The Midnight Bargain
Author: C. L. Polk
Publsiher: Erewhon Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1645660141
ISBN 13: 9781645660149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Bargain Book Review:

From the beloved World Fantasy Award-winning author of Witchmark comes a sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where women’s magic is taken from them when they marry. A sorceress must balance her desire to become the first great female magician against her duty to her family. Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling. In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with her adversary’s brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan. The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries—even for love—she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Aus Unserem Lager

Giovanni Battista Piranesi   Aus Unserem Lager
Author: Karl & Faber
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:43139216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi Drawings and Etchings at Columbia University

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Drawings and Etchings at Columbia University
Author: Avery Library,Giovanni Battista Piranesi,Columbia University. Libraries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822013810882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Drawings and Etchings at Columbia University Book Review:

Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Nicholas Penny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004786701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Drawings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi

The Drawings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Author: Giovanni Battista Piranesi,Hylton Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1954
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015016846001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Drawings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi Book Review:

Piranesi Drawings Colour Plates

Piranesi  Drawings Colour Plates
Author: Maria Peitcheva
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 132960220X
ISBN 13: 9781329602205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Drawings Colour Plates Book Review:

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Italian engraver and architect, is best known for his etchings of ancient and baroque Rome and grandiose architectural constructions of his own imagination. Throughout most of his adult life Piranesi made etchings of views of the city; not only its antiquities, such as the Pantheon, but also its contemporary masterpieces such as the Capitoline and Piazza Navona. The scenes are animated with tiny, frail, fluttering figures. Long before he died his prints of his adopted city had caught the imagination of much of Europe.

Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: John Wilton-Ely,Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X006069178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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