Ratings : 22235

Review : 117


Published : Jul. 16, 1998

By : Oxford University Press

Language : eng

Paperback : 616 Pages

Published : Jul. 16, 1998

By : Oxford University Press

Language : eng

Paperback : 616 Pages

The Lives of the Artists

22235 Ratings - 117 Review

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.

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Giorgio Vasari was an Italian painter and architect, known for his famous biographies of Italian artists.