The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art

The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art

by Ingrid Rowland, Noah Charney

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ISBN-13: 9785001176435
Publisher: Mann, Ivanov and Ferber
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 452
Sales rank: 906,788
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Ingrid Rowland is an award-winning author, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and a professor of history, classics, art, and architecture at the University of Notre Dame, based in Rome.
Noah Charney is an internationally best-selling author and professor of art history living in Slovenia.

Table of Contents

Key Members of the Medici Family ix

Key Locations for Vasari's Life and Work x

Central Florence in the Time of Vasari xi

Introduction

1 The Lost Leonardo 3

2 How to Read Vasari's Lives 14

Part 1

3 From Potters to Painters Vasari's Forebears First Teachers 25

4 From Arezzo to Florence 44

5 Plunder and Plague 66

6 Artist Versus Artist Demonic Beetles Morality Tales 78

7 The Opportunities of War 89

8 Back Among the Medici 99

9 Rome After the Sack 107

10 A Florentine Painter 125

11 Murder and Redemption 152

Part 2

12 The Wandering Artist 165

13 Florence, Venice, Rome 175

14 Renaissance Men Leonardo Raphael Michelangelo 188

15 Symbols and Shifting Tastes 206

16 To Naples 225

17 The Birth Of Lives 235

18 Renaissance Reading 238

19 The New Vitruvius 249

Part 3

20 Sempre in Moto 265

21 Shake-up in Florence 276

22 The Accademia Del Disegno and the Lives Revised 291

23 On the Road 303

24 Second Lives 313

25 Still Wandering 326

26 Between the Cupola and the Sala Regia 333

27 A Royal Hall 337

28 The Legacy of Lives 346

29 Circling Back to Giotto's O 352

30 Conclusion Cerca Trova 357

Acknowledgments 363

Notes 365

Bibliography 389

Illustration Credits 399

Index 401

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