Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess exhibition 7th March to 31st May 2014.

Special early bird offer: buy tickets for all three lectures for only £40 - click here.

We are delighted to be able to announce our new exhibition opening in March 2014; ‘Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess’. The exhibition will look at the relationship between Soane and the great Italian printmaker, antiquarian and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi. We will display large-scale 3D prints, directly producing some of the extraordinary designs that Piranesi visualised in his influential publications, but never actually realised. Stunning examples of Piranesi’s interpretation of classical antiquity will be installed within the historic interiors of Sir John Soane’s Museum. Our curator comments that “Sir John Soane, with his love of new building technologies and use of casts and models in his teaching and architectural practice, would undoubtedly have embraced the potential of the three-dimensional print”.

Accompanying our Spring exhibition 'Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess ' is a three-part lecture series exploring the themes of design, replication and materiality. Each lecture will feature a panel of experts and those due to appear include artist Grayson Perry, designer Ross Lovegrove and architect Sam Jacob.

We are offering an Early Bird discount for a ticket to all three lectures before they go on individual general sale. For more information and to book tickets please follow the link;

To take advantage of the special early bird offer (all three lectures for only £40), please click here.


Coffee pot from Diverse Maniere D’Adornare I Cammini… cast
in silver from digitally modeled elements © Factum Arte.

Front Cover: Diverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra
parte degli edifizi desunte dall'architettura Egizia, Etrusca, e
Greca con un Ragionamento Apologetico in defesa dell'Architettura
Egizia, e Toscana – 1769, Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

Gold plated bronze tripod based on the design in Diverse Maniere
d'Adornare i Cammini… © Factum Arte.

Posted on 23 January 2014 in Exploring Our Exhibitions
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