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Lives of the Artists : Volume 2 - Giorgio Vasari

Lives of the Artists

Volume 2

Paperback Published: 1st December 1987
ISBN: 9780140444605
Number Of Pages: 400
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In his Lives of artists of the Italian Renaissance, Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) demonstrated a literary talent that outshone even his outstanding abilities as a painter and architect, revealing both a deep understanding of human nature and perceptive responses to great works of art. Through character sketches and anecdotes he depicts Piero di Cosimo shut away in his derelict house, living only to paint; Giulio Romano's startling painting of Jove striking down the giants; and his friend Francesco Salviati, whose biography also tells us much about Vasari's own early career. Vasari's original and soaring vision, and his acute aesthetic judgements, have made him one of the most influential art historians of all time.

In his introduction, George Bull discusses Vasari's life and works, and his development as an artist. This edition includes notes on the artists by Peter Murray and suggestions for further reading.

About the Author

Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) was an accomplished painter and architect, but it is for his illuminating biographies of artists that he is best remembered.

Introductionp. vii
The Livesp. 1
Nicola and Giovanni Pisanop. 1
Duccio di Buoninsegnap. 19
Luca della Robbiap. 23
Michelozzo Michelozzip. 34
Andrea del Castagno and Domenico Venezianop. 48
Jacopo, Giovanni, and Gentile Bellinip. 58
Antonio and Piero Pollaiuolop. 71
Bernardino Pintoricchiop. 79
Pietro Peruginop. 86
Piero di Cosimop. 105
Fra Bartolommeo of San Marcop. 116
Andrea del Sartop. 129
Giovanni Battista Rossop. 169
Francesco Mazzuoli (Parmigianino)p. 185
Jacopo Palma and Lorenzo Lottop. 200
Giulio Romanop. 208
Jacopo Pontormop. 235
Francesco Salviatip. 273
Jacopo Sansovinop. 310
Notes on the Artistsp. 334
Further Readingp. 374
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ISBN: 9780140444605
ISBN-10: 0140444602
Series: Lives of the Artists : Book 2
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st December 1987
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised