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  • Leonardo da Vinciby Giorgio Vasari

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'In this painting of Leonardo's there was a smile so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human.' 'The first art historian' explores genius and madness in Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists. more...

  • Vasari on Techniqueby Giorgio Vasari

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    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... more...

  • Lives of the Artistsby Giorgio Vasari; George Bull

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    Beginning 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... more...

  • The Lives of the Artistsby Giorgio Vasari; Julia Conaway Bondanella; Peter Bondanella

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 8.99

    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,... more...

  • Vasari's Lives of the Artistsby Giorgio Vasari; Jonathan Foster; Marilyn Aronberg Lavin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    One of the principal resources for study of Italian Renaissance art and artists, Vasari's Lives offers colorful, detailed portraits of the era's most representative figures. This single-volume edition spotlights eight prominent artists. more...

  • The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architectsby Giorgio Vasari; Gaston du C. de Vere; Philip Jacks

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15

    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.... more...

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