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Printmaking in Piranesi’s time

Colin Holden outlines the skill and artistry Giovanni Battista Piranesi brought to his print-making.

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Colin Holden outlines the skill and artistry Giovanni Battista Piranesi brought to his print-making.

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Colin Holden describes the aristocrats and Grand Tourists in Piranesi's print from Vedute di Roma.

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Colin Holden explains how Piranesi’s exaggerated scale celebrates the ancient Romans’ engineering work.

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Colin Holden notes how this portrait of Piranesi as an ancient Roman reflected Piranesi's values.

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Colin Holden contrasts the Grand Tourists and beggars seen in this print by Piranesi.

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Colin Holden points out the visitors Piranesi brings to life in his print of this pilgrimage church.

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Colin Holden reveals why Piranesi included ground staff amongst the well-to-do visitors in this print.

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Colin Holden provides insights into the activities of the people portrayed in this Piranesi print.

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Colin Holden discusses how the ruined villa in this print by Piranesi represents the folly of unrestrained power.

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Colin Holden highlights details from everyday life in this print from Piranesi's Vedute di Roma.

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Colin Holden suggests that classical and 18th-century worlds are compared in this print by Piranesi.

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Colin Holden outlines the skill and artistry Giovanni Battista Piranesi brought to his print-making.

12:13
video

Colin Holden describes the aristocrats and Grand Tourists in Piranesi's print from Vedute di Roma.

3:14
video

Colin Holden explains how Piranesi’s exaggerated scale celebrates the ancient Romans’ engineering work.

2:52
video

Colin Holden notes how this portrait of Piranesi as an ancient Roman reflected Piranesi's values.

2:57
video

Colin Holden contrasts the Grand Tourists and beggars seen in this print by Piranesi.

3:27
video

Colin Holden points out the visitors Piranesi brings to life in his print of this pilgrimage church.

3:39
video

Colin Holden reveals why Piranesi included ground staff amongst the well-to-do visitors in this print.

3:10
video

Colin Holden provides insights into the activities of the people portrayed in this Piranesi print.

3:17
video

Colin Holden discusses how the ruined villa in this print by Piranesi represents the folly of unrestrained power.

2:52
video

Colin Holden highlights details from everyday life in this print from Piranesi's Vedute di Roma.

3:11
video

Colin Holden suggests that classical and 18th-century worlds are compared in this print by Piranesi.

3:45
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Geoffrey Robertson QC speaking in the dome

International human-rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson discusses free speech and how to balance privacy and national se...

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