The Lives of the Artists, Volume 2

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Penguin, 1987 - Art - 375 pages
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Through character sketches and anecdotes the author depicts Piero di Cosimo shut away in his derelict house, living only to paint, and Giulio Romano's startling painting of Jove striking down the giants.
 

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This is a compilation of biographies of the great Florentine painters by one who knew them. Wonderful read, interesting insight. It has been disparaged today by some who insist that peer review ... Read full review

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Quite simply, this is one of the greatest treatises on art in the history of man. It's hard to overstate the significance that this work has had on the art world through the ages. Read full review

Contents

PART
1
PART
23
PART THREE
105
NOTES ON THE ARTISTS
334
FURTHER READING
374
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About the author (1987)

Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) was an accomplished painter and architect, but it is for his illuminating biographies of artists that he is best remembered. George Bull translated widely from the Italian during his lifetime, and also wrote several books on the Renaissance period.