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Lives of the Artists
     

Lives of the Artists

by Giorgio Vasari, Julia Conaway Bondanella, Peter Bondanella
 

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ISBN-10: 019283410X

ISBN-13: 9780192834102

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Translated with an introduction by George Bull and notes on the artists by Peter Murray

In writing his, Lives, Vasari revealed a literary talent that matched, or even outshone, his abilities as an artist and architect.

Vasari's original vision of the arts, in which he sees the artist as divinely inspired, permeates this second volume as much as the first.

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Translated with an introduction by George Bull and notes on the artists by Peter Murray

In writing his, Lives, Vasari revealed a literary talent that matched, or even outshone, his abilities as an artist and architect.

Vasari's original vision of the arts, in which he sees the artist as divinely inspired, permeates this second volume as much as the first. Although at times inaccurate (prompting some dry remarks from Michelangelo), the Lives have a striking immediacy conveyed in the character sketches, anecdotes and detailed recordings of conversations.

Michelangelo praised the work for endowing artists with immortality. Vasari's shrewd judgements and his precise pinpointing of the emotions aroused by individual works of art bear out his prediction that Vasari would have a worldwide influence on the history of art. In this selection George Bull includes the lives of Perugino, Piero di Cosimo and Sansovino.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192834102
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1710L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii(8)
Note on the Translation xv(3)
Select Bibliography xviii(3)
A Chronology of Giorgio Vasari xxi
The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, Written by Giorgio Vasari, Painter and Architect of Arezzo, Revised and Extended by the Same, Along with Their Portraits, and with the Addition of the 'Lives' of Living Artists and Those Who Died Between the Years 1550 and 1567
PART ONE 3(44)
Preface to the Lives 3(4)
Cimabue
7(8)
Giotto
15(22)
Simone Martini
37(6)
Duccio
43(4)
PART TWO 47(230)
Preface to Part Two 47(12)
Jacopo della Quercia
59(7)
Luca della Robbia
66(8)
Paolo Uccello
74(10)
Ghiberti
84(17)
Masaccio
101(9)
Filippo Brunelleschi
110(37)
Donatello
147(16)
Piero della Francesca
163(6)
Fra Angelico
169(9)
Leon Battista Alberti
178(7)
Antonello da Messina
185(6)
Fra Filippo Lippi
191(10)
Andrea del Castagno and Domenico Veneziano
201(9)
Domenico Ghirlandaio
210(14)
Sandro Botticelli
224(8)
Andrea del Verrocchio
232(10)
Mantegna
242(8)
Pinturicchio
250(6)
Perugino
256(12)
Luca Signorelli
268(9)
PART THREE 277(235)
Preface to Part Three 277(7)
Leonardo da Vinci
284(15)
Giorgione
299(6)
Raphael
305(34)
Properzia de' Rossi
339(6)
Rosso Fiorentino
345(14)
Giulio Romano
359(18)
Domenico Beccafumi
377(17)
Jacopo da Pontormo
394(20)
Michelangelo
414(75)
Titian
489(20)
The Author: To Artists of the Art of Design
509(3)
Explanatory Notes 512

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