- Giam·bat·tis·ta [jahm-baht-tees-tah] /ˌdʒɑm bɑtˈtis tɑ/or Gio·van·ni Bat·tis·ta [jaw-vahn-nee baht-tees-tah] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni bɑtˈtis tɑ/, 1720–78, Italian architect and engraver.
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Examples from the Web for piranesi
The man who has understood Rome best, in this respect, is Piranesi.The Spirit of Rome
Inscriptions relating to the temple: Piranesi (see below), pl.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
Piranesi saw the name of Faustina stamped on one of the bricks.Rambles in Rome
S. Russell Forbes
The best representations of it are those in Piranesi, three in number.
The walls were covered with views of ancient Rome and engravings by Piranesi.Atlantis
- Giambattista (dʒambatˈtista). 1720–78, Italian etcher and architect: etchings include Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome
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