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Book Title: Lives of the Artists (Volume 1)|
Date of issue: August 27th 1987
ISBN 13: 9780140445008
The author of the book: Giorgio Vasari
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 19.95 MB
Edition: Penguin Classics
Read full description of the books Lives of the Artists (Volume 1):Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the thirteenth century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Great men, and their immortal works, are brought vividly to life, as Vasari depicts the young Giotto scratching his first drawings on stone; Donatello gazing at Brunelleschi's crucifix; and Michelangelo's painstaking work on the Sistine Chapel, harassed by the impatient Pope Julius II. The Lives also convey much about Vasari himself and his outstanding abilities as a critic inspired by his passion for art.
Read information about the authorGiorgio Vasari was an Italian painter and architect, known for his famous biographies of Italian artists.
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