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Wilton-Ely, John

Overview
Works: 161 works in 359 publications in 5 languages and 4,215 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction, Translator, Adapter
Classifications: N6923.P495, 769.924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Wilton-Ely
The mind and art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

34 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piranesi as architect and designer by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the letter of Monsieur Mariette : with opinions on architecture, and a preface to a new treatise on the introduction and progress of the fine arts in Europe in ancient times by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The engraver and designer Giovanni Battista Piranesi published this lively three-part defense of Roman architectural "invention" in 1765, just as the "beautiful and noble simplicity" of ancient Greek art was becoming a tenet of Western aesthetics. An impassioned plea for a Roman-Style eclecticism that draws freely on all artistic forms and traditions, Piranesi's Observations anticipates the contemporary debate between devotees of a rational, minimal architecture and advocates of an architecture rich in ornament and historical references."--Jacket
Giovanni Battista Piranesi : the complete etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born near Venice in 1720 and died in Rome in 1778. He was the most influential etcher of the 18th century and the major artist in this medium between the times of Rembrandt and Goya
Piranesi as designer by Cooper-Hewitt Museum( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned as one of the finest printmakers of the eighteenth century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi is best known for his etched views of Rome and its antiquities, as well as for his highly influential suite of drawings entitled Carceri, or Imaginary Prisons. Trained as an architect, Piranesi revolutionized architecture and design through his combination of decorative elements and ornamental motifs from the Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman styles; yet his work as the designer of interiors and furnishings has been largely uncelebrated. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Piranesi as Designer explores the far-reaching impact of Piranesi's modernist style on three centuries of architecture and design."--Amazon
Piranesi, Paestum & Soane by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned scholar examines the beauty and impact of drawings and prints by Piranesi, as well as the Italian architect's relationship with his friend and colleague Sir John Soane. An 18th-century architect and printmaker, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a lifelong champion of Rome, publishing more than 1,000 etchings of the Eternal City and its ancient monuments. Piranesi's English contemporary Sir John Soane was also an architect specializing in the neoclassical style. When the two artists met, they formed a profound and complex creative and intellectual relationship that nurtured Soane's later career. Among Soane's greatest legacies is the London museum that bears his name, and some of its most important holdings are a number of preparatory drawings Piranesi developed for a publication on the Greek temples at Paestum. These drawings are accomplished examples of Piranesi's topographical observation and great works of art in their own right. This book offers exquisite reproductions of the drawings as well as 30 additional works from Piranesi's oeuvre. Together they offer a unique understanding of early Greek classical architecture seen through the work of an 18th-century master
Piranesi : catalogue by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polemical works, Rome 1757, 1761, 1765, 1769 by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollo of the arts: Lord Burlington and his circle: [catalogue of an exhibition held 22nd January to 17th February 1973 at] Nottingham University Art Gallery by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piranesi architetto : Roma, 15 maggio-5 luglio 1992, American Academy in Rome by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Battista Piranesi : Vision und Werk by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in German and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Battista Piranesi : Vision u. Werk by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horses of San Marco, Venice( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Battista Piranesi : predecessori, contemporanei e successori : studi in onore di John Wilton-Ely by Contemporaries and Successors (Symposium) Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Predecessors( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Albert Richardson 1880-1964 by Simon Houfe( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piranesi by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piranèse les vues de Rome : les prisons by John Wilton-Ely( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horses of San Marco( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sound of the carceri : the second cello suite, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach : the Carceri d'invenzione, engravings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, architect( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores relationship between music and architecture by placing cellist Ma, playing Bach's Suite no. 2 for unaccompanied cello, in computer-generated three-dimensional recreation of Piranesi's prison etchings. Ma and sound producer work to create right acoustics for the imaginary space Ma performs in. Discussion and performance. One of a series of films presenting Ma's collaborations with artists from different disciplines, using Bach suites as starting points for new works in those artists' mediums
 
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Piranesi as architect and designer
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Observations on the letter of Monsieur Mariette : with opinions on architecture, and a preface to a new treatise on the introduction and progress of the fine arts in Europe in ancient timesGiovanni Battista Piranesi : the complete etchingsPiranesi as designer
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Ely John Wilton-

Ely John Wilton- 1937-....

Wilton Ely, John 1937-

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