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Piranesi

[pee-rah-ne-zee]
noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples of piranesi

  • The man who has understood Rome best, in this respect, is Piranesi.

    The Spirit of Rome

    Vernon Lee

  • Inscriptions relating to the temple: Piranesi (see below), pl.

  • 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

    Gerhart Hauptmann


British Dictionary definitions for piranesi

Piranesi

noun
  1. Giambattista (dʒambatˈtista). 1720–78, Italian etcher and architect: etchings include Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome
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