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Architectural movements and practitioners prior to WWI. The focus is the period from the mid-19th Century up to 1918. Works on any earlier eras that we may have are listed here as well.

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Mayor, A. Hyatt, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, New York, H. Bittner and Company, 1952, first edition, 4to (11.25" x 8.75"), HB, maroon cloth boards w/ gilt decorative titles, cream paper dj w/ b&w illus & titles, VG / VG-. Extremities bumped, owner's initials to ffep. DJ lower front right corner has .5" sq loss, edgeworn, darkened esp at edges, chipping to edges, rear flap quite rubbed.

48 pp. + 135 reproductions on 129 pp. "In his Views of Rome, Piranesi created the most dramatic portrait ever made of any city. But until now we have not had a real portrait of their creator, that quarrelsome, passionate genius." Mayor was a print curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was compiling the book. His essays in the book include Piranesi's education, early works, archeological, interior decoration and architectural work, and last years. Includes selected bibliography, list of illustrations, list of main events and publications, and a section on hints to the collector.    [Book ID # 1184]

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