The Lives of the Artists by Giorgio VasariThe Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari

The Lives of the Artists

byGiorgio VasariTranslated byJulia Conway Bondanella, Peter Bondanella

Paperback | September 14, 2008

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Packed with facts, attributions, and entertaining anecdotes about his contemporaries, Vasari's collection of biographical accounts also presents a highly influential theory of the development of Renaissance art. Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto, who represent the infancy of art, Vasari considers the period of youthful vigour, shaped by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and Masaccio, before discussing the mature period of perfection, dominated by the titanic figures of Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. This specially commissioned translation contains thirty-six of the most important lives as well as an introduction and explanatory notes.
Vasari 1511-74
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Title:The Lives of the ArtistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.1 inPublished:September 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199537194

ISBN - 13:9780199537198

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`...a book which has come to be recognised as the single most important contemporary source of information on hundreds of artists of the Italian Renaissance period.'Irish Independent