The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project
Stephen Lauf



28 April 1778   Tuesday
Vases, Candelabra, Grave Stones, Sarcophagi. Tripods, Lamps and Ancient Ornaments   volume II

Another perspective view of the same Tripode.
To Signor William MacDowall English Knight
lover of fine arts
In deed of respect the Knight Gio. Batt(ist)a Piranesi D. D. D.
Cavalier Piranesi F.


24-25 y.o. Francesco Piranesi 1783
Collezione delle piu belle statue di Roma

Paris in Phrygian dress and cap in the act of presenting the apple to Venus already admired in the Palazzo Altemps, now in the Pio Clementino Museum
To the Holiness of Nro~ Sig.re PIO SIXTO Pontifex Maximus, most vigilant investigator of Antiquities, and most splendid Protector of the fine Arts
Francesco Piranesi D.D.D.
Tomasso Piroli drawn     Francesco Piranesi engraved 1783.


28 April 1812   Tuesday

Morning clear, wind NW. Temperature 44. I have not had leisure[?] to attend much to the advance of the Spring. It is at least 10 days later than usual. The cherry petals which used to emulate a fall of snow at the close of the yearly Meeting are not yet fully developed. The forest trees are swelled but not out in leaf. Asparagus rose crowns, hyacinths, crs. imperial, violets and some other native plants in bloom. Therm. rose to 62.


28 April 1999
laptop, desktop, dexterity, Corbu
A handicapped person, say someone missing a hand or part of an arm, who wants begin study towards becoming an architect needs CAD immediately. Remember, it's all really an issue of accessibility, and no one should be deprived of the power to "draw".


28 April 2000
imagination definition
imagination   1 : an act or process of forming a conscious idea or mental image of something never before wholly perceived in reality by the imaginer (as through a synthesis of remembered elements of previous sensory experiences or ideas as modified by unconscious mechanisms of defense); also : the ability or gift of forming such conscious ideas or mental images esp. for the purposes of artistic or intellectual creation   2 a : creative ability : GENIUS   b : ability to confront and deal with a problem : RESOURCEFULNESS   4 a : a mental image, conception or notion formed by the action of imagination b : a creation of the mind; esp : an idealized or poetic creation


28 April 2001

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28 April 2023   Friday

My head was in a fog all day; it's wasn't easy having to clean up after another's vomit sickness in the middle of the night.

At least the "timepiece" cad data translated well in Russia.




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