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Title: Mısır, Etrüsk, Roma: Piranesi ve bir on sekizinci yüzyıl tartışması
Other Titles: Egyptian, Etruscan, Roman: Piranesi and an Eighteenth-Century Discussion
Authors: Ek, Fatma İpek
Şengel, Deniz
Ek, Fatma İpek
Şengel, Deniz
Keywords: Mimarlık
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi
Abstract: One crucial debate that resonated in eighteenth-century Europe concerned the origins of European architecture whose effects continue to inform present-day notions of the same. Numerous important eighteenth-century works were produced in the context of emergence of the discipline of architectural history. In this architectural, historical, and archaeological framework, Venetian architect and scholar Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720- 1778) played an important role by his visual and literary works as well as original approach to history. Piranesi developed a history of architecture that was not based on the East/West division and the separation of continents. In opposition to writers like Winckelmann who rooted the origin of Roman architecture in the Greek, he claimed that Roman architecture derived from the Etruscan which found its roots in Egypt. Discussion of roots depended on the eighteenth century on aesthetical theory interpreting Grecian architecture as ‘beautiful’ and Roman -thus Egyptian- as ‘sublime’. It was in this lively intellectual environment that Piranesi searched the origins of Roman -and thus the whole Europeanarchitecture. His works were, however, misinterpreted as being Orientalist by contemporary scholars following Said.
URI: https://app.trdizin.gov.tr/makale/TnpnMU5qazU
https://hdl.handle.net/10309
ISSN: 0258-5316
Appears in Collections:TR Dizin İndeksli Yayınlar / TR Dizin Indexed Publications Collection

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