Lecture | Mark Rakatansky on Piranesi and Soane

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on February 27, 2015

From The Morgan:

Mark Rakatansky | ‘His Conduct is Mischievous’: Piranesi and Soane
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, 19 March 2015

Sir John Soane, although an admirer of the graphic works of Piranesi, remarked that his “conduct is mischievous” in his only built work Santa Maria del Priorato. Similar sentiments have been expressed about Soane, particularly in regard to his own House-Museum. Mark Rakatansky (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University) will explore the complex relationship of these two architects and the unsettling ‘mischievous’ engagements of their architecture, drawings, and writings. This lecture is cosponsored by Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation.

The exhibition Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane’s Museum will be open at 5:30pm for program attendees.

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30pm
Tickets: $15; $10 for Morgan and Sir John Soane’s Museum Members; and free for students with valid ID.

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