The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters Sculptors and Architects

The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters  Sculptors  and Architects
Author : Giorgio Vasari
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Total Pages : 0
Release : 2006-02-14
ISBN 10 : 9780375760365
ISBN 13 : 0375760369
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters Sculptors and Architects Book Description:

A painter and architect in his own right, Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) achieved immortality for this book on the lives of his fellow Renaissance artists, first published in Florence in 1550. Although he based his work on a long tradition of biographical writing, Vasari infused these literary portraits with a decidedly modern form of critical judgment. The result is a work that remains to this day the cornerstone of art historical scholarship. Spanning the period from the thirteenth century to Vasari’s own time, the Lives opens a window on the greatest personalities of the period, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Mantegna, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian. This Modern Library edition, abridged from the original text with notes drawn from earlier commentaries, as well as current research, reminds us why The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects is indispensable to any student interested in Renaissance art.


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