Piranesi's Precious Metals | Dr Carolyn Yerkes (Princeton University)


  • 5.15pm

  • Minto House, Room 4.18
    20-22 Chambers Street
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1JZ

Led by Dr Carolyn Yerkes (Princeton University)

This lecture explores how the architect and etcher Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) created and controlled the economy of his printed books, tracing the scale of their exchange from his personal dedications to the international market. How did Piranesi's consideration of his works as commodities relate to his position on material evidence in history?

Part of the 2017-18 Architectural History and Theory Seminar Series. The seminars areĀ free and everyone is welcome.