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Lives of the Artists: Volume I by Giorgio Vasari; George Bull

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Giorgio Vasari (1511 - 74) was an accomplished painter and architect, but it is for his illuminating biographies that he is best remembered. Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the thirteenth century, he traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo da Vinci 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. George Bull's introduction discusses Vasari's life and influences, and the political and historical background of sixteenth - century Florence. This volume also includes notes on the artists by Peter Murray and a list for further reading. THIS VOLUME CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION Vasari's Lives Vasari and the Renaissance Artist Translator's Note THE LIVES Preface to the Lives Cimabue Giotto Preface to Part Two Uccello Ghiberti Masaccio Brunelleschi Donatello Piero della Francesca Fra Angelico Alberti Fra Filippo Lippi Botticelli Verrocchio Mantegna Preface to Part Three Leonardo da Vinci Giorgione Correggio Raphael Michelangelo Titian NOTES ON THE ARTISTS FURTHER READING This 1987 Penguin Classics Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9780140445008 SKU: 1222055 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.