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Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari
Book DescriptionBeginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the thirteenth century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Great men, and their immortal works, are brought vividly to life, as Vasari depicts the young Giotto scratching his first drawings on stone; Donatello gazing at Brunelleschi's crucifix; and, Michelangelo's painstaking work on the Sistine Chapel, harassed by the impatient Pope Julius II. The Lives also convey much about Vasari himself and his outstanding abilities as a critic inspired by his passion for art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140445008
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Aug-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Giorgio Vasari
Leonardo Da Vinci, Paperback (February 2015)
Often called "the first art historian", the author writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists.
Lives of Veronese, Paperback (March 2014)
The three most important early biographies of Veronese, one never before translated, edited by Xavier F. Salomon, curator of 'Veronese: Renaissance Magnificence' at the National Gallery, London.
Lives of the Artists, Paperback (August 2008)
Translation of: Vite de' piu eccellenti architettori, pittori et scultori italiani.
Life of Michelangelo, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Giorgio Vasari
Michelangelo Buonarrotti (1475-1564) is perhaps the greatest artist in the entire Western tradition. In painting, sculpture and architecture he created works that went beyond anything imagined before. This book draws a picture of Michelangelo - the man and the artist. It features 45 pages of colour illustrations covering his achievement, and more.
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Author Biography - Giorgio Vasari
Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) was an accomplished painter and architect, but it is for his illuminating biographies that he is best remembered. George Bull translated widely from the Italian, including for Penguin Classics including Cellini's 'Autobiography' and Machiavelli's 'The Prince'. He is also the author of a number of books on the Renaissance.
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