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  • Leonardo da Vinciby Giorgio Vasari

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    'In this painting of Leonardo's there was a smile so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human.' 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...

  • Vies des artistesby Giorgio Vasari

    Grasset 2007; Not Available

    Premier ouvrage d'historiographie artistique de l'Occident moderne, les Vies des peintres en demeurent un de ses chefs d'uvre. Depuis cinq siècles, il contribue à la séduction persistante du goût occidental pour la Renaissance italienne, toscane en particulier. Suivant une pratique littéraire traditionnelle, le recueil se compose dune suite de biographies... more...

  • Lives of the Artistsby Giorgio Vasari; George Bull

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98

    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 Conway Bondanella; Peter Bondanella

    Oxford University Press, UK 1991; 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,... more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An instant success upon its publication in the mid-sixteenth century, Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists remains one of the principal resources for study of the art and artists of the Italian Renaissance. Nothing of the scope and magnitude of this work had ever been conceived; the first complete history of modern art, it is widely regarded as... 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$ 16.00

    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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