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Artists of the Renaissance
Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574.
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Uniform Title:
Le vite de' più eccellenti pittori ... English. Selections
Publication Information:
New York : Viking Press, 1978.
Physical Description:
320 pages ; 26 cm
General Note:
Translation of parts of Le vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori e architetti.

This translation by G. Bull was first published in 1965 under title: The lives of the artists.
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On Order


Author Notes

Giorgio Vasari was born in Arezzo, Italy on July 30, 1511. He was an architect, painter, and writer. He was the architect for the Uffizi in Florence and the church, monastery, and palace created for the Cavalieri di San Stefano in Pisa. His murals can be seen at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.

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. He also wrote biographies of Italian Renaissance artists. He died on June 27, 1574.

(Bowker Author Biography)