The collector of lives : Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art
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viii, 420 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) was a man of many talents--a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar--but he is best known for Lives of the Artists, the classic account that singlehandedly invented the genre of artistic biography and established the canon of Italian Renaissance art. Before Vasari's extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill rather than an intellectual pursuit, and artists were mere decorators and craftsmen. It was through Vasari's visionary writings that artists like Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo came to be regarded as great masters of life as well as art, their creative genius celebrated as a divine gift. Their enduring reputations testify to Vasari's profound yet unspoken influence on western culture. An advisor to kings and pontiffs--and a confidant to Titian, Donatello, and more--Vasari enjoyed an exhilarating career amid the thrilling culture of Renaissance Italy"--Inside dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rowland, I. D., & Charney, N. (2017). The collector of lives: Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art . W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rowland, Ingrid D and Noah. Charney. 2017. The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art. W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rowland, Ingrid D and Noah. Charney. The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rowland, Ingrid D., and Noah Charney. The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

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