Paperback(Reissue)

$12.01 $12.95 Save 7% Current price is $12.01, Original price is $12.95. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, September 25

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199537198
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 616
Sales rank: 246,431
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii(8)
Note on the Translation xv(3)
Select Bibliography xviii(3)
A Chronology of Giorgio Vasari xxi
The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, Written by Giorgio Vasari, Painter and Architect of Arezzo, Revised and Extended by the Same, Along with Their Portraits, and with the Addition of the 'Lives' of Living Artists and Those Who Died Between the Years 1550 and 1567
PART ONE 3(44)
Preface to the Lives 3(4)
Cimabue
7(8)
Giotto
15(22)
Simone Martini
37(6)
Duccio
43(4)
PART TWO 47(230)
Preface to Part Two 47(12)
Jacopo della Quercia
59(7)
Luca della Robbia
66(8)
Paolo Uccello
74(10)
Ghiberti
84(17)
Masaccio
101(9)
Filippo Brunelleschi
110(37)
Donatello
147(16)
Piero della Francesca
163(6)
Fra Angelico
169(9)
Leon Battista Alberti
178(7)
Antonello da Messina
185(6)
Fra Filippo Lippi
191(10)
Andrea del Castagno and Domenico Veneziano
201(9)
Domenico Ghirlandaio
210(14)
Sandro Botticelli
224(8)
Andrea del Verrocchio
232(10)
Mantegna
242(8)
Pinturicchio
250(6)
Perugino
256(12)
Luca Signorelli
268(9)
PART THREE 277(235)
Preface to Part Three 277(7)
Leonardo da Vinci
284(15)
Giorgione
299(6)
Raphael
305(34)
Properzia de' Rossi
339(6)
Rosso Fiorentino
345(14)
Giulio Romano
359(18)
Domenico Beccafumi
377(17)
Jacopo da Pontormo
394(20)
Michelangelo
414(75)
Titian
489(20)
The Author: To Artists of the Art of Design
509(3)
Explanatory Notes 512

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Lives of the Artists 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago