Piranesi’s Carceri:Kindle screensavers

January 13, 2009

I’ve made myself a Kindle screensaver out of Piranesi’s Carceri d’Invenzione — etchings of imaginary prisons — and I thought I might as well share them. I think they’re pretty awesome, myself.

ETA: I am told these work equally well for the nook.



  1. […] collection of rather interesting screensavers made from Piranesi’s Carceri d’Invenzione (drawings of imaginary […]

  2. Thanks very much for the screen savers!! Have you looked at Echer’s stuff? Also very good.

    • I suspect Escher was influenced by Piranesi. I like Piranesi better, partially on a purely aesthetic level, and partially because Escher’s work seems to be more about cleverness where Piranesi’s is more about atmosphere.

  3. Thank you for this stuff :)

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  6. […] to download the images to your computer. Even though some images were clearly themed (such as the Piranesi or Dore images), I dumped all the files into a single […]

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