Lives of the Artists

Lives of the Artists - Penguin Classics

2nd Edition

Paperback (27 Aug 1987)

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In his Lives of the Artists of the Italian Renaissance, Vasari demonstrated a literary talent that outshone even his outstanding abilities as a painter and architect.
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 plus his acute aesthetic judgements have made him one of the most influential art historians of all time.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140444605
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 709.2245
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 375
Weight: 298g
Height: 202mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 24mm