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The Collector Of Lives Giorgio Vasari And The Invention Of Art

The Collector Of Lives Giorgio Vasari And The Invention Of Art Author by : Noah Charney
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017-10-03
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN : 9780393248395
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“Readers curious about the making of Renaissance art, its cast of characters and political intrigue, will find much to relish in these pages.” —Wall Street Journal Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574) was a man of many talents—a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar—but he is best known for Lives of the Artists, which singlehandedly established the canon of Italian Renaissance art. Before Vasari’s extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill, and artists were mere decorators and craftsmen. It was through Vasari’s visionary writings that Raphael, Leonardo, and Mich
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Lives Of The Most Excellent Painters Sculptors And Architects

The Lives Of The Most Excellent Painters Sculptors And Architects Author by : Giorgio Vasari
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007-12-18
Publisher by : Modern Library
ISBN : 9780307432391
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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 Giott
Category: Art

The Life Of Michelangelo

The Life Of Michelangelo Author by : David Hemsoll
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2018-04-03
Publisher by : Getty Publications
ISBN : 9781606065655
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The fame and influence of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) were as immediate as they were unprecedented. It is not surprising, therefore, that he was the only living artist Giorgio Vasari included in the first edition of Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550. Revised and expanded in 1568, Vasari’s monumental work comprises more than two hundred biographies; for centuries it has been recognized as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. Vasari’s biography of Michelangelo, the longest in
Category: Art

Vasari On Technique Being The Introduction To The Three Arts Of Design Architecture Sculpture And Painting Prefixed To The Lives Of The Most Excellent Painters Sculptors And Architects

Vasari On Technique Being The Introduction To The Three Arts Of Design Architecture Sculpture And Painting Prefixed To The Lives Of The Most Excellent Painters Sculptors And Architects Author by : Giorgio Vasari
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1960
Publisher by : Courier Corporation
ISBN : 9780486207179
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Giorgio Vasari (1511–1571) is well known for his celebrated work on the lives of the Renaissance artists. But not many people know that Vasari was a painter and architect as well as a biographer, and that he wrote one of the most valuable treatises on the technical methods of the painters, architects, and sculptors of his time. This is the first and only English translation of this important technical material (originally published in 1550 as an introduction to Vasari's Lives of the Artists). Vasari, as a practical craftsman, brings to his work as unusual understanding of the processes and m
Category: Art
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