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LIVES OF THE ARTISTS: A SELECTION V. 1 (CLASSICS)

 
 
 
 
LIVES OF THE ARTISTS: A SELECTION V. 1 (CLASSICS)
Author: Giorgio/ Bull, George (TRN) Vasari
ISBN 13: 9780140445008
ISBN 10: 140445005
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: 1966-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: N/A
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Twenty-five artists, including Perugino, Sansovino, Veneziano and Giovanni Pisano.

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Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) is the Plutarch of Renaissance Italy. His "lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors and architects" runs to over half a million words and some 160 biographical portraits, among them profiles of Cimabue, Leonardo, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, and Michelangelo. In particular, he reminds us, again and again, that living, breathing human beings -- cranky and flawed and loveable and terribly ambitious -- created the immortal masterpieces that hang on our museum walls.