Vasari on technique: being the introduction to the three arts of design, architecture, sculpture and painting, prefixed to the Lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects

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Dover Publications, Jun 1, 1960 - Architecture - 328 pages
Great craftsman and biographer's full, readable discussions of architecture — orders, pavements, planning and design, etc.; sculpture — modelling in wax and clay, tools and materials used in marble carving, reliefs, bronze figures, etc.; painting — foreshortening, coloring, fresco, tempera, gilding, stained glass windows, niello work, etc. 29 illustrations.

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Contents

INTRODUCTORY ESSAY i
10
CHAPTER I
25
CHAPTER II
63
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Giorgio Vasari Architect, painter and art historian Giorgio Vasari was born in Arezzo, Italy on July 30, 1511. Vasari was a student of the world famous Michelangelo. During his travels, Vasari took notes on various artists and paintings he encountered which resulted in his book, The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Architects, Painters, and Sculptures. Vasari's murals can be seen at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Giorgio Vasari died in Florence on June 27, 1574.

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