The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari

The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)

By Giorgio Vasari

  • Release Date: 1574-01-11
  • Genre: Biography
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It was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most- read work of the older literature of art", "some of the Italian Renaissance's most influential writing on art", and "one of the founding texts in art history". Vasari's work has been described as "by far the most influential single text for the history of Renaissance art" and "the most important work of Renaissance biography of artists".

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