The Lives of the Artists

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These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on Italian Renaissance art. Vasari, who invented the term "Renaissance," was the first to outline the influential theory of Renaissance art that traces a progression through Giotto, Brunelleschi, and finally the titanic figures of Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael.

This new translation, specially commissioned for the Oxford World's Classics series, ...

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Overview

These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on Italian Renaissance art. Vasari, who invented the term "Renaissance," was the first to outline the influential theory of Renaissance art that traces a progression through Giotto, Brunelleschi, and finally the titanic figures of Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael.

This new translation, specially commissioned for the Oxford World's Classics series, contains thirty-six of the most important lives. Fully annotated and with a brand new package, Lives of the Artists is an invaluable classic to add to your collection.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Twenty-five artists, including Perugino, Sansovino, Veneziano and Giovanni Pisano.

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"A book which has come to be recognised as the single most important contemporary source of information on hundreds of artists of the Italian Renaissance period."—Irish Independent
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199537198
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 367,760
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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