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Leonardo da Vinci (Paperback, 58 Ed): Giorgio Vasari Leonardo da Vinci (Paperback, 58 Ed)
Giorgio Vasari
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'In this painting of Leonardo's there was a smile so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human.' Often called "the first art historian", Vasari writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists . Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574). Vasari's works available in Penguin Classics are Lives of the Artists Volume I and Volume II.

Lives of Tintoretto (Paperback): Carlo Corsato Lives of Tintoretto (Paperback)
Carlo Corsato; Giorgio Vasari, Marco Boschini, El Greco, Pietro Aretino
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The most exhilarating painter of the Renaissance and arguably of the whole of western art, Tintoretto was known as Il Furioso because of the attack and energy of his style. His vaunting ambition is recorded in the inscription he placed in his studio: l disegno di Michelangelo ed il colorito di Tiziano ("Michelangelo's drawing and Titian's colour"). The Florentines Vasari and Borghini, and the Venetians Ridolfi and Boschini wrote the earliest biographies of the artist. The four accounts are related each other and form the backbone of the critical success of Tintoretto. Borghini is the first one to give some information about Marietta Tintoretto, also an artist, and Ridolfi is the richest in anecdotes about the artist's life and personality - including the one about the inscription which he may, however, have invented. Boschini, a witty Venetian nationalist, wrote his account in dialect verse. El Greco, whose marginal notes to Vasari are included for the first time in English, Calmo and Franco knew Tintoretto personally and their writings give a real flavour of this complicated man. Unavailable in any form for many years, these biographies have been newly edited for this edition. They are introduced by the scholar Carlo Corsato, who places each in its artistic and literary context. Approximately 50 pages of colour illustrations cover the full range of Tintoretto's astonishing output.

Lives of Titian (Paperback): Giorgio Vasari Lives of Titian (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari; Introduction by Carlo Corsato; Sperone Speroni, Pietro Aretino, Ludovico Dolce, …
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Titian (c. 1488-1576) was recognized very early on as the leading painter of his generation in Venice. Starting in the studio of the aged Giovanni Bellini, Titian, with his contemporary Giorgione, almost immediately started to expand the range of what was possible in painting, converting Bellini's statuesque style into something far more impressionistic and romantic. This restless spirit of innovation and improvisation never left him, and during his long life he experimented with a number of different styles, the brushwork of his last great paintings showing a mysterious poetry that has never been equaled. This volume in the series Lives of the Artists collects the major writings about Titian by his contemporaries and nearcontemporaries. The centerpiece is the biography by Vasari, who as a Florentine found Titian's very Venetian sense of colour and transient forms a challenge to his concept of art as design. The poet Ariosto and sparkling letter writer Aretino had a more nuanced view of their friend's work, and Priscianese's account of a dinner party with Titian, and the contributions by Speroni and Dolce, and the slightly later Tuscan critic Borghini, round out the picture of this hugely thoughtful, intellectual artist, whose paintings remain some of the most sensual and affecting in all of Western art. Mostly unavailable in any form for many years, these writings have been newly edited for this edition. They are introduced by the scholar Carlo Corsato, who places each in its artistic and literary context. Approximately 50 pages of colour illustrations cover the full range of Titian's great oeuvre.

The Lives of the Artists (Paperback): Giorgio Vasari The Lives of the Artists (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari; Translated by Julia Conway Bondanella, Peter E Bondanella
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These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on Italian Renaissance art. Vasari, who invented the term "Renaissance," was the first to outline the influential theory of Renaissance art that traces a progression through Giotto, Brunelleschi, and finally the titanic figures of Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael.
This new translation, specially commissioned for the Oxford World's Classics series, contains thirty-six of the most important lives. Fully annotated and with a brand new package, Lives of the Artists is an invaluable classic to add to your collection.
About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Leonardo, Michelangelo & Raphael - Lives of the Renaissance Artists (Hardcover): Giorgio Vasari Leonardo, Michelangelo & Raphael - Lives of the Renaissance Artists (Hardcover)
Giorgio Vasari
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Lives of Giovanni Bellini - Vasari, Ridolfi and the d'Este correspondence (Paperback): Giorgio Vasari, Carlo Ridolfi Lives of Giovanni Bellini - Vasari, Ridolfi and the d'Este correspondence (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari, Carlo Ridolfi; Introduction by Davide Gasparotto; Translated by Frank Dabell; Isabella, Marquise of Mantua D'Este
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Scion of an artistic dynasty, Giovanni Bellini is arguably the greatest Venetian painter of the early Renaissance. His astonishing naturalism revolutionised altarpiece painting and is still a source of wonder, as any visit to Frari in Venice will confirm. Most of what we know about this great artist comes from the earliest biographies by Vasari and Ridolfi printed here - the Ridolfi never before translated into English. A different and very personal insight is given by extensive correspondence with Bellini's great but neglected patron Isabella d'Este.

Lives of Veronese (Paperback): Giorgio Vasari, Raffaello Borghini, Carlo Ridolfi Lives of Veronese (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari, Raffaello Borghini, Carlo Ridolfi; Edited by Xavier F. Salomon; Translated by Xavier F. Salomon
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'Never was a painter more nobly joyous, never did an artist take a greater delight in life, seeing it all as a kind of breezy festival and feeling it through the medium of perpetual success...He was the happiest of painters.' Henry James on Veronese, 1909 Collected here for the first time, these fascinating early biographies (one of which has never been translated before) describe and celebrate the astonishingly fertile art of Paolo Veronese. Most of what we know about Veronese comes from these three essays. 'I have known this Paolino and I have seen his beautiful works. He deserves to have a great volume written in praise of him, for his pictures prove that he is second to no other painter', wrote Veronese's contemporary Annibale Carracci in the margins to his copy of Vasari's writings, continuing 'and this fool passes over him in four lines. And just because he was not Florentine.' It was indeed a measure of his fame that Vasari, whose 'Life of Veronese' is reprinted here, should have overcome his pro-Tuscan prejudices to write about his great Venetian contemporary; and he was followed in this by another Florentine, the theorist Raffaele Borghini. But the most striking record of the impact of Veronese's art on his countrymen is the extensive biography by his fellow Venetian, Carlo Ridolfi. Entirely original in the seriousness and passion with which he approached his subject, Ridolfi permanently changed the course of writing about art. This is the first translation of his work into English. Translated and introduced by Xavier F. Salomon, curator of 'Veronese: Renaissance Magnificence' at the National Gallery, London. 50 pages of colour illustrations cover the span of Veronese's breathtaking career.

Vasari on Technique; Being the Introduction to the Three Arts of Design, Architecture, Sculpture and Painting, Prefixed to the... 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 (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari, Louisa S. MacLehose, G. Baldwin 1849 Brown
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Lives of the Artists (Paperback, NE): Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Artists (Paperback, NE)
Giorgio Vasari; Translated by George Bull
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‘In this painting of Leonardo’s there was a smile so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human’

Giorgio Vasari (1511–74) was an accomplished painter and architect, but it is for his illuminating biographies that he is best remembered. Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the thirteenth century, he 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.

George Bull’s introduction discusses Vasari’s life and influences, and the political and historical background of sixteenth-century Florence. This volume also includes notes on the artists by Peter Murray and a list for further reading.

Le Vite de Pi� Eccellenti Architetti, Pittori Et Scultori Italiani, Da Cimabue (�d.1550) (French, Paperback): Giorgio Vasari Le Vite de Pi� Eccellenti Architetti, Pittori Et Scultori Italiani, Da Cimabue (�d.1550) (French, Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari
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Le Vite De' Piu Eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, E Architettori, Scritte Da M. G. Vasari, ( d.1568) (French, Paperback, 1568... Le Vite De' Piu Eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, E Architettori, Scritte Da M. G. Vasari, ( d.1568) (French, Paperback, 1568 ed.)
Giorgio Vasari
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The Life of Raphael (Paperback, 2nd Enlarged edition): Giorgio Vasari The Life of Raphael (Paperback, 2nd Enlarged edition)
Giorgio Vasari; Introduction by Jill Burke
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Raphael (1483-1520) was for centuries considered the greatest artist who ever lived. Much of what we know about him comes from this biography, written by the Florentine painter Giorgio Vasari and first published in 1550. Vasari's Lives of the Painters was the first attempt to write a systematic history of Italian art. The Life of Raphael is a key text not only for the appreciation of Raphael's own art - whose development and chronology Vasari describes in detail, together with the spectacular social career of the first painter to be mooted, it was claimed, as a Cardinal - but also for its unprecedented attention to theoretical issues.

Lives of Tintoretto (Paperback): Giorgio Vasari, Pietro Aretino, Andrea Calmo, Veronica Franco, Carlo Ridolfi Lives of Tintoretto (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari, Pietro Aretino, Andrea Calmo, Veronica Franco, Carlo Ridolfi
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Le Vite De' Piu Eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, E Architettori. 2 ( d.1568) (French, Paperback): Giorgio Vasari Le Vite De' Piu Eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, E Architettori. 2 ( d.1568) (French, Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari
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Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects; Volume I (Paperback): Giorgio Vasari Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects; Volume I (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari
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Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects; Volume I (Hardcover): Giorgio Vasari Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects; Volume I (Hardcover)
Giorgio Vasari
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Le Vite De' Piu Eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, E Architettori, (Ed.1568) (French, Paperback): Giorgio Vasari Le Vite De' Piu Eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, E Architettori, (Ed.1568) (French, Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari
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Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (Hardcover): Giorgio Vasari, Gaston du C De Vere Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (Hardcover)
Giorgio Vasari, Gaston du C De Vere
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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition): Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition)
Giorgio Vasari
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The Life of Michelangelo (Paperback): Giorgio Vasari, David Hemsoll The Life of Michelangelo (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari, David Hemsoll
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The fame and influence of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) were as immediate as they were unprecedented. It is not surprising, therefore, that he was the only living artist Giorgio Vasari included in the first edition of "Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects", published in 1550. Revised and expanded in 1568, Vasari's monumental work comprises more than two hundred biographies; for centuries it has been recognised as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. Vasari tells the grand story of the artist's expansive career, profiling his working habits; describing the creation of countless masterpieces, from the David to the Sistine Chapel ceiling; and illuminating his relationships with popes and other illustrious patrons. A lifelong friend, Vasari also quotes generously from the correspondence between the two men; the narrative is further enhanced by an abundance of colourful anecdotes. The volume's 40 illustrations convey the range and richness of Michelangelo's art. An introduction by the scholar David Hemsoll traces the textual development of Vasari's "Lives" and situates his biography of Michelangelo in the broader context of Renaissance art history.

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects; Volume 5 (Paperback): Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects; Volume 5 (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari; Created by Jean Paul Richter
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Lives of Giovanni Bellini (Paperback): Giorgio Vasari, Isabella, Marquise of Mantua D'Este, Pietro Bembo, Davide... Lives of Giovanni Bellini (Paperback)
Giorgio Vasari, Isabella, Marquise of Mantua D'Este, Pietro Bembo, Davide Gasparotto, Carlo Ridolfi
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Born into the most influential artistic family in Venice, he received his training in the studio of his father, Jacopo, along with his brother, Gentile, and through a long and fruitful career played a leading role in advancing the stylistic transformations of the Italian Renaissance. His workshop, one of the most important of the period, counted Giorgione and Titian among its pupils. Contemporary descriptions of his life, however, are few. The first account, by Vasari, which also portrays the family artistic enterprise, was written decades after his death and offers but qualified praise. A century later Carlo Ridolfi, who sought to rectify Vasari's emphasis on Florentine painters, provides a fuller portrayal of Bellini in his 1648 work The Marvels of Art, or the Lives of the Famous Painters of Venice and Its State. These two narratives are complemented by the correspondence of Isabella d'Este, one of the leading art patrons of the Renaissance, and the prominent man of letters Pietro Bembo, which appear here in English for the first time. An introduction by the scholar Davide Gasparotto provides an illuminating discussion of these texts and Bellini's vast oeuvre. The historical texts are enhanced by a generous selection of colour illustrations.

Lives Of The Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, And Architects (Paperback, New ed): Giorgio Vasari Lives Of The Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, And Architects (Paperback, New ed)
Giorgio Vasari
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Spanning the period from the 13th century to Vasari's own time, this book opens a window on the greatest personalities of the period, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Mantegna, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian.

The Life of Michelangelo (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Giorgio Vasari The Life of Michelangelo (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Giorgio Vasari; Introduction by David Hemsoll
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One of the greatest biographies of an artist ever written, and a key document of the Renaissance. Written by a friend, fellow painter and fellow Florentine. Michelangelo Buonarrotti (1475-1564) is perhaps the greatest artist in the entire Western tradition. In painting, sculpture and architecture he created works that went beyond anything imagined before. The David - miraculously created, as Vasari describes, out of a piece of marble botched by another sculptor - the Sistine Ceiling, the Sistine Last Judgement, before which the Pope knelt in terrifed prayer when it was first unveiled: these works have lost none of their awe-inspiring power. Michelangelo's impact was immediate and he achieved a level of fame and influence that was unprecedented. It is not surprising, therefore, that the painter Giorgio Vasari should have made him the culmination of his Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects, the first true work of art history. Vasari was a close colleague as well as a fellow-artist and fellow- Florentine. The biography printed here, from Vasari's much improved second edition, draws a picture of Michelangelo the man and the artist that has an immediacy and an authority that have not been surpassed. The introduction by David Hemsoll situates this great work in the context of 16th century Italian art.

Lives of the Artists (Paperback, 2nd edition): Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Artists (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Giorgio Vasari; Translated by George Bull; Notes by Peter Murray
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Vasari's knowledge was based on his own experience as an early Renaissance painter and architect. Volume 2 explores the lives of twenty-five artists, from Perugino to Giovanni Pisano.

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