The Lives of the Artists
by Giorgio Vasari, Julia Conway Bondanella, Peter E. Bondanella
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Packed with entertaining facts, attributions and anecdotes about his contemporaries, Vasari’s collection of biographical accounts also has a great influence on the theory of the evolution of Renaissance art.Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto, who represent the childhood of art, Vasari believes that the period of youthful, vigorous, Donatello-shaped, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and Masaccio, before talking about the period of maturity of perfection, dominated by the titanic figures of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michel-Angel.This special translation order contains thirty-six of life’s most important texts, as well as an introduction and explanatory notes.FOR THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World Classics has provided the widest range of literature from all over the world.Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to study, providing the most accurate text, plus a host of other useful functions, including experts in introductions by major authorities, useful notes to clarify the text, updated bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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