Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects
Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects   -     By: Giorgio Vasari, David Ekserdjian, Gaston Vere
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Random House / 1996 / Hardcover

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Set includes Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects, vol 1 & 2. Regarded as a classic history of art since publication in its final form in 1568, Vasari's monumental work is, as Kenneth Clark has said, "not only an indispensable source book, but the most vivid, entertaining and convincing picture of Italian art at its great period."

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.5 X 4.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0679451013
ISBN-13: 9780679451013

Author Bio

Giorgio Vasari was born in 1511 at Arezzo in Tuscany. While still a boy he was introduced to Cardinal Silvio Passerini who put him to study in Florence with Michelangelo — who later became a close friend — then with Andrea del Sarto. He left Florence when his patron, Duke Alessandro, was assassinated, and wandered round Italy filling his notebooks with sketches; it was during this period that he conceived the idea of the Lives. By now, in his thirties, Vasari was a highly successful painter and when his Lives were published they were received enthusiastically. He returned to Florence in 1555 to serve Duke Cosimo who appointed him architect of the Palazzo Vecchio. After a grand tour of Italian towns he published the revised and enlarged edition of his Lives in 1568. Vasari spent the rest of his life in a glow of self- satisfaction and public recognition, and in 1971 he was knighted by Pope Pius V. He died in 1574.

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