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F these artists Giotto ad died in 1337 over two centuries prior to Vasari s work To read the views of these artists lives and works written by someone this close in time to them someone who was The Fiddler in the Subway himself immersed in the culture of the Italian Renaissance can be intoxicating There s no doubt of theistoric importance of the book It was the first Trumbull Park (Northeastern Library of Black Literature) history of art ever written and though it only treated Italian art and even there tended to favor somewhat chauvinistically Florentine artists the Introduction to the book makes many favorable points about it The minute descriptions ofundreds of works of art though elementary laid the groundwork for many of the elements of art Cesarz history the development of compositional structure and the manipulation of color the analysis of the meaning of changes in style and subject matter which were to be taken up by lateristorians view spoilerThough my edition does not specifically credit the Introduction to anyone I assume it was written by the editor of the 1967 edition and eminent art Rve, cl de l'identit historian Marilyn Aronberg Lavinide spoiler An artist lives and acuires fame through Exercices de style his works but with the passing of time which consumes everything these works the first then the second and the third fade away After Plutarch s Lives Vasari s Lives of the Artists is likely the most iconic collection of biographies of famous men He published two editions of the book the first in 1550 the second in 1568 and both found success in Vasari s lifetime andave continued to sell well ever since In life Vasari was a typical Renaissance man achieving fame for Cemetery Planet I his paintingse decorated the Palazzo Vecchio and Elämän ja kuoleman kentältä – Sotarunoilija Aarni Suursalon vaikutelmia vapaussodasta his architecturee was responsible for the loggia of the Uffizi in addition to The Reluctant Heiress Lone Star Legacy his work as a biographer Grantedis paintings are not Les Osismes Peuple de l'Occident Gaulois highly regarded nowadays though many are pleasing enough to my eyes but this posthumous verdict did not preventim from making a fine living And when you write the first book of art L'Europe et le mythe de l'Occident history in theistory of art the rest Calvinists Incorporated Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier University of Chicago Geography Research Papers hardly matters The edition I own isighly abridged as are nearly all popular versions since the original contains dozens upon dozens of painters sculptors and architects most of whom the casual reader does not know of or care for This explains why most of the Lives are so short Indeed fans of any particular Renaissance artist are liable to be disappointed by Vasari s treatment He runs through Sandro Botticelli in all of ten pages for example barely pausing to mention the Birth of Venus Indeed many of these biographies are The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives hardly biographies at all just extended catalogues of works This is certainly useful for the artistorian though Vasari made many mistakes but it does not make for electrifying readingThe modern psychoanalyzing mode of artistic biographies was of course entirely alien to Vasari and e seems to regard the artist s personality as a source of gossip but not of insight This does not prevent im from including many good stories Like Plutarch Thank You God For Everything himself Vasari is rich in anecdote and as in Plutarchalf of them are probably false Fact or fiction Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata however a good story is preferable to a dry fact Weear of Cimabue agreeing to take on Giotto as a pupil after seeing the young boy scratching on a stone or of Paolo Uccello staying up long nights to work on problems of perspective Whether these stories Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing help us to understand the paintings is doubtful but they doelp to bring alive this amazing time in Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric historyVasari begins the book with a sketch of theistory of art as The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia he understood it His opinion is not a masterpiece of subtlety In essence the Greeks and Romans understood that art begins by copying nature and so produced excellent works then art fell into barbarism Vasari coined the term gothic to describe medieval art in which the ancient knowledge was lost and artistsad no knowledge of proper techniue finally the painter Giotto came and revived the arts inaugurating a process that culminated in the works of Michelangelo I must say that this view though little than naked prejudice is at least refreshing in Vasari s conviction that art was ascending and culminating in The Origin of Feces his own epoch Most of us are disposed to think it is declining It is striking that Michelangelo sistoric importance was understood even during Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution his own lifetime This was not an age of poor Van Goghs working in lonely shacks The great artists were recognized and rewarded when they lived and younger artists were seen toave surpassed their masters novel concepts in our romantic ageThe Life of Michelangelo whom Vasari knew and worshipped is by far the longest and forms the core of this collection Indeed all the other lives can be seen as mere leadup to the great Florentine who fulfils all the promise of former ages Vasari Guide to the Contemporary Harp here turns from chronicler toagiographer praising Michelangelo with every breath You might even say that Vasari turns into uite the Boswell including various bits of Michelangelo s conversation and also several letters written to Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides him by the great artist as if to prove that Michelangelo really wasis friend All this makes for good reading even if the worshipful tone is grating The second longest Life in my collection is that of another Florentine Vasari was a fierce patriot of Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante hisome city Filippo Brunelleschi This life is perhaps even better than that of Michelangelo as Vasari charts the suabbles and drama behind the scenes of Brunelleschi s domeVasari s style is easygoing and almost conversational and the pages go by uickly He strikes me as a man full of shallow opinions but of a generous mind and a steady judgment This book full of errors lacking any With Krishna's Eyes historical context and greatly out of step with modern opinion couldardly be read as a standalone volume on Renaissance painting But every book on the subject borrows knowingly or unknowingly from Vasari who Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique has given bread to scholars and delight to readers for generations with this charming bookIave endeavored not only to record what the artists Yoga in the Workplace have done but to distinguish between the good the better and the best and to note with some care the methods manners styles behavior and ideas of the painters and sculptors Iave tried as well as I know L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE how toelp people who cannot find out for themselves to understand the sources and origins of various styles and the reasons for the improvement or decline of the arts at various times and among different people Interesting to read about all the works that no longer exist Also really useful in that it makes these larger than life artists at least semi Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 human Lots of moments like this Then Michaelangelo made a model in wax of a young David with a sling inis The Mark of Cain hand and began to work in S Maria del Fiore setting up aoarding round the marble and working at it continually without any seeing it until Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 27 head brought

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to perfection Master Simone Found in Translation had spoilt the marble that in some places there was not enough left for Michaelangelo s purpose and certainly it was a miracle restoring thus one that was dead When Piero Soderini saw it it pleasedim much but Folktales from the Moose of Burkina Faso he said to Michaelangelo who was engaged in retouching it in certain places thate thought the nose was too thick Michaelangelo perceiving that the Gonfaloniere was below the statue and could not see it truly to satisfy Jeou p'ou t'ouan ou la chair comme tapis de prire him went up the scaffold taking a chisel inis left Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus hand with a little marble dust and bega Didn tate it didn t love it It felt repetitive after the 200th page and it became about finishing rather than learning about Renaissance artists My undergraduate degree is in Art History so I ve read my fair share of Art History books It was interesting to me the way e presented artists which was very different he presented artists which was very different any Art History book I ve ever read Most Modern Art Historians tell you why the artist is important and what e or she did for art but I ve never Do No Harm heard it said that this artist s work was so beautiful that you wonder ife is The Poseidon Adventure human or ifis How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction hand was touched by God That sow Vasari presents the artists He puts a lot of Le tour du monde en uatre vingts jours his own opinion in the biography of these artists and their works I really enjoyed readingis opinion because by the third artist I realized that sometimes Vasari s opinion of what was great art was completely different than my own opinions It made me think that maybe it s because so much The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, hasappened in art through the centuries that time and modernism may The Kindest Lie have changed the way we look at art It was very interesting I even read all of the biography of Michalangelo even thoughe wasn t my favorite artist to begin with Vasari loved im so much that I think I like Michaelangelo better now I also re discovered some artists such as Antonio da Corregio and Andrea Mantegna who I forgot about though I do not know wh. Made available the widest range 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 elpful notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and mu. .
Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostriMen of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least for they are thinking out inventions and forming in their minds the perfect idea that they subseuently express with their ands Giorgio Vasari The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters Sculptors and ArchitectsI normally don t gravitate towards abridged books but Vasari s The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters Sculptors and Architects is a book that needs to be 1 read by art Kraken: An Anatomy history experts in its entirety 2000 pages 2 picked through periodically like an encyclopedic Garden of Delights 3 read abridged in a version that focuses on the Renaissance s best Vasari was interested in distinguishing the better from the good and the best from the better My timeere is limited I only The Best I Can Be have so much time for the good In my brief lifeere I want to Killers of the Flower Moon : Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI hang with the Gods not with the minor prophets I want Michelangelo not Niccol Soggi Sorry Niccol The Modern LibraryGaston du C de Vere translation was a great version Itad all the Teenage Ninja Mutant Renaissance artists but still provided plenty of architects sculptures and painters that I was either completely uninformed about or lacked much knowledge Vasari Daughter of the Alien Warrior Treasured by the Alien has a natural narrative momentum even ife does sometimes lose Fire on the Water his narrative genius whene s consumed with listing and describing all of an artists works It is a fine balancing act to try and describe the artists life work and importance and make the essay complete without making the piece a laundry list of oil and marbleOne final note This is one of those books that seems destined to become an amazing Once Upon an Eid hypertext book or app There were times while reading it I wished I was reading a digital copy that would provide links to pictures blue prints smoothly rotating statues etc What I wanted was a through the looking glass artist s version of The Elements app by Theodore Gray I want a multiverse of artistory maps and blueprints I want to fall into a Ten Doors Down hypertext of Renaissance Florence and Rome Audiobooks or paper just fail to do justice to this beautiful subject I think I m actually reading the unabridged version which is sooooo much longer than this version But what inflicted incomparably greater damage and loss on the arts than the things weave mentioned Constantine s move to Byzantium invasions etc was the fervent enthusiasm of the new Christian religion After long and bloody combat Christianity aided by a The Perfect Girlfriend host of miracles and the burning sincerity of its adherents defeated and wiped out the old faith of the pagans Then with great fervour and diligence it strove to cast out and utterly destroy every last possible occasion of sin and in doing so it ruined or demolished all the marvellous statues besides the other sculptures the pictures mosaics and ornaments representing the false pagan gods and as well as this it destroyed countless memorials and inscriptions left inonour of illustrious persons who My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel had been commemorated by the genius of the ancient world in statues and other public adornments Moreover in order to construct churches for their own services the Christians destroyed the sacred temples of the pagan idols To embellish and andeighten the original magnificence of St Peter s they despoiled of its stone columns the mausoleum of Hadrian today called Castel Sant Angelo and they treated in the same way many buildings whose ruins still exist These things were done by the Christians not out of Moving Targets (Spider Shepherd: SAS Book 2) hatred for the arts but in order toumiliate and overthrow the pagan gods Nevertheless their tremendous zeal was responsible for inflicting severe damage on the practice of the arts which then fell into total confusion From Vasari s Preface pp 36 7Vasari may ROMANCE have takenis cue from Petrarch who wrote in Chosen for Greatness his poem Africa written in 1338 a year aftere first visited Rome addressing the poem itself for you if you should long outlive me as my soul Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 hopes and wishes there is perhaps a better age in store this slumber of forgetfulness will not last forever After the darknessas been dispelled our grandsons will be able to walk back into the pure radiance of the pastA century after Petrarch Leon Battista Alberti the pioneer of Renaissance art theory wrote in On Painting De pictura along similar lines as Vasari would do another century later I used to marvel and at the same time to grieve that so many excellent and superior arts and sciences from our most vigorous antiue past could now seem lacking and almost wholly lost We know from remaining works and through references to them that they were once widespread Painters sculptors architects musicians geometricians rhetoricians seers and similar noble and amazing intellects are very rarely found today and there are few to praise them It must be admitted that it was less difficult for the Ancients Because They Had Models To Imitate because they ad models to imitate from which they could learn to come *TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE SUPREME ARTS WHICH TODAY *a knowledge of those supreme arts which today most difficult for us Our fame ought to be much greater then if we discover unheard of and never before seen arts and sciences without teachers or without any model whatsoever Who could ever be ard or envious enough to fail to praise Pippo the architect on seeing The First Mistake here such a large structure rising above the skies ample to cover with its shadow all the Tuscan people and constructed without the aid of centering or great uantity of wood if I judge rightly it was probably unknown and unthought of among the Ancients But there will be other places Filippo to tell of your fame of the virtues of our Donato Donatello and of the others who are most pleasing to me by their deeds Alberti On Painting Prologue addressed to Filippo Brunelleschi 1435Vasari thought of the achievements in art and architecture of the ancient Greeks and Romans as a Golden Age and that of the Medieval period which followed as a period of decline Heated Gothic art and architecture that s also why Shell Beak Tusk he chose the term Gothic it was about the worst terme could think of and The Adventurers he used it as a synonym for barbaric With the gradual rediscovery of the ancient works of art those which were produced in Corinth Athens Rome and other famous cities before the time of Constantinee sees a new beginning elped by some subtle influence in the very air of Italy the new generations started to purge their minds of the grossness of the past so successfully that in 1250 the eaven took pity on the talented men who were being born in Tuscany Cimabue et al heaven took pity on the talented men who were being born in Tuscany Cimabue et al led them back to the pristine forms Before then during the years after Rome was sacked and devastadted and swept by fire men Commodity Conversations had been able to see the remains of arches and colossi statues pillars and carved columns but until the period we are discussing theyad no idea Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay how to use or profit from this fine work p 45 The Lives consists of three parts Vasari writes inis Preface to Part Two I Charmed Particles have divided the artists into three sections or shall we say periods each with its own recognizably distinct character running from the time of the rebirth of the arts up to our own times The first part includes Cimabue and Giotto artists that mark a new beginning opening the way for the better work which followed Then in the second period there was clearly a considerable improvement in invention and execution with design better style and a careful finish Ghiberti Brunelleschi Donatello Fra Angelico Alberti Filippo Lippi Botticelli etc This is followed by the third period when artas achieved everything possible in the imitation of nature and Running with the Kenyans has progressed so far that is thas reason to fear slipping back than to expect ever to make further advances pp 84 5 The third part includes all the giants of Renaissance art Leonardo Giorgione Correggio Raphael Michelangelo and Titianave been selected for this edition The Life of Michelangelo is the longest by far and Vasari was proud of being able to call Perdido Street Station himselfis friend Michelangelo wasn t all that uit Drinking Easy Ways To uit Drinking For A Healthier Happier and More Motivated Life Without Alcohol Book 1 happy about everything Vasari wrote Possiblye considered Vasari most of all a useful contact between Duty himself and Duke Cosimo de Medici in Florence whilee was working in Rome and later e asked is friend Ascanio Condivi to write about Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep his life and to correct some of the things Vasariad got wrong I The Food Explorer The True Adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed the American Dinner Table haven t read Condivi s Vita yet but I enjoyed Vasari s account in spite of Michelangelo s objections to it In fact I found evenis gushing over Michelangelo both amusing and understandable and by then I The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow had gotten used to Vasari s style and knewis strengths and weaknesses so I Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart had no problem bearing withim Anyway Vasari later revised Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle his account of Michelangelo based on that of Condivi ande provides a wealth of information The revised and enlarged edition of the Lives was published in 1568 and it is sel. Packed with facts attributions and entertaining anecdotes about Telecommunications Network Design Algorithms his contemporaries Vasari's collection of biographical accounts also presents aighly influential theory of the development of Renaissance artBeginning with Cimabue and Giotto who represent the infancy of art Vasari considers the period of youthful vigour shaped by Donatello Brunel.

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Ections from this later edition that The Power of the Internet in China has been translatedere George Bull writes in Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation, 19th (University Casebook Series) his Introduction The letters of introduction to Cosimo for the 1550 and 1568 editions of the Lives echo in the obseuiousness other letters addressed by artists and writers to the Medici notably Machiavelli s letter to Cosimo s father Lorenzo at theead of The Prince the umble posture adopted in these dedications reflected perhaps standard modes of address as much as genuine servility More interesting is the manner in which both Machiavelli and Vasari interpreted political and art istory respectively in terms of inevitable progression and decline and yet paradoxically suggested that the decline could be arrested by genius by the virt of a political leader or artist endowed by nature with great ability and taught to emulate the perfection reached in the past This affirmation of virt Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens has been called the fundamental theme of the Lives p 15 In their entirety the Lives may fairly be called a work of art On one great canvas Vasari painted aarmonious and glowing composition which sustains with ease the task of conveying the revolutionary nature of of what The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) happened in Italian art between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries He lifted the story of Tuscan art to the plane of theeroic stretching back to the uasi legendary figures of Cimabue and Giotto and forward to the inspired Michelangelo p 16 As Bull also writes it can get a bit boring at times but you keep reading because when Do Better he really likes a piece of art Vasari s enthusiasm often givesis style a lift and makes Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation him write with flair And there are endless examples of that in this book He s also emphatically Florence centric which gets kind of entertaining especially as the book progresses And Vasari provides plenty of amusing anecdotes and gossip so that this in a way makes up for the occasional parts where the writing just drags along There s eg the story of Giotto s O and ofow Brunelleschi to illustrate IELTS General Training Academic Study Guide howis dome could be self supporting made an egg stand upright on a slab of marble by Get IELTS Band 9.0 in Academic Writing Task 1 Data, Charts Graphs hitting one end of the eggard against it and later Public Relations howe feigned illness to expose the fact that Lorenzo Ghiberti who received the same pay was not competent to take over the work on the dome in So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia, Third Edition his absence Stories and anecdotes you mayave read before but this is where they are first toldThere s also this great anecdote about Michelangelo When Ugly Child Skylark Child Abuse True Stories Book 3 he saw the David in place at the entrance to the Palazzo della Signoria Piero Soderini was delighted but while Michelangelo was retouching ite remarked that Hang Loose Without Booze he though the nose was too thick Michelangelo noticing that Gonfalonier was standing beneath the Giant and that from wheree was Challenges and Findings in Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Obesity in Children in Europe he could not see the figure properly to satisfyim climbed on the scaffolding by the shoulders seized Rahasia Makrifat Nabi Khidir a.s. hold of a chisel inis left Tail of the Dragon Collector's Edition: Complete Series, Books 1-10 hand together with some of the marble dust lying on the planks and ase tapped lightly with the chisel let the dust fall little by little without altering anything Then CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES he looked down at the Gonfalonier whoad stopped to watch and said Now look at it Ah that s much better replied Soderini Now you ve really brought it to life And then Michelangelo climbed down feeling sorry for those critics who talk nonsense in the La photographie au reflex numrique pour les Nuls, grand format, 6e dition hope of appearing well informed p 338 9The Renaissance gave birth to great art among other things and also to the first artistory Vasari was even the first to use the term Renaissance rinascita in print One of Paha Mulus dan Indah his preoccupations was disegno drawing and making preparatory sketches was somethinge saw as being of prime importance for a painter I can agree with this to a large degree but this and other preoccupations could make Salvage the Bones him unjust towards some painters He also at times makes mistakes when describing paintings getting them mixed up etc possibly becausee adn t actually seen them but ad to rely on The Winter's Tale hearsay These are facts that doesnt really diminishis accomplishment with the Lives because for a large part Gusto ko ng Pansit Ngayon his aesthetic judgement was acute and to the point Nevertheless it is a pity that becausee was seen as an authority for such a long period of time many of these mistakes were perpetuated a few even into our own times But Tarot of Sexual Magic (English and Spanish Edition) however that may be by delving into Vasari s Lives you re bound to add something new to your knowledge about most of the great artistse The Prayers of Susanna Wesley Clarion Classics has written about and not the least do you get to know the art world of the early 16th century uite intimately as seen through the eyes of Vasari For me this was not a book to simply read straight through I ve been taking my time and mostly enjoying bite size chunks of it and letting the book rest for a while in between readings These are all the major artists and architects of the period between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries after all In this edition George Bullas made War Songs his selection from the top shelf Now I llave to get Histologie hold of the second volume ofis excellent translation of the Lives as well This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License I absolutely love the Renaissance The L'Attaque des Titans T28 history the art the literature everything I find it fascinating and amazing And windows into theistory like this book are amazing And indeed this book was wonderfulVasari was architect to Duke Cosimo I de Medici Mises en situation professionnelle AS: Aide-soignant he built the Uffizi gallery the Vasari Corridor and did various paintings and such including the interior of the Duomo and also some portrait I personally do not love all ofis art In any case Cucina Povera he was also the first artistorian and I ighly respect thatHe spent a lot of time going around looking for information for this book of is And I m very grateful because some of the little anecdotes e of is And I m very grateful because some of the little anecdotes Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before he inere are Le rite opratif de Salomon : Compagnon, du spculatif l'opratif hilarious It was uite amusingBut th ecomplete thing is so intensely long some 2000 pages I believe in full that people never print it in its entirety Thus I ve spent months looking for a good edition Iave one that s falling apart that I bought in Rome and every time I open it I Alan Partridge Every Ruddy Word have an allergy attack And then I found this edition at Strand in Manhattan It s pretty old and out of print but itas a good selection of the artists that I like The introduction was good and the translation was easily legibleIn any case you ave to take the rest of the book with a grain of salt He gets a lot of is dates and details wrong either that or Guide to the Holy Land he was just really bad at math which I slightly doubt His ideas on the origins of art are fascinatingHis writing style was just fine but I forgiveim because it s a translation and La sociedad literaria y del pastel de piel de patata Guernsey (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) he was an artist not a philosopher But each Life follows a formula general statement list of everything the artistas ever done cute anecdotes
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their life I expected it be of a biography than a catalog But sometimes The Shepherds Bush Murders he contradictsimself and it annoys me For example Giotto was the best artist ever and then 50 pages later Giotto was PaddedKINK 1 horriblee got everything wrong Also The Second Most Powerful Man in the World he sometimes spoke in the 3rd person aboutimself which I found weird He also doted so much on Michelangelo that I Dom dzienny dom nocny had to skipalf of that section because I couldn t stand it anyMy favorite life by far was that of Brunelleschi It was very amusingIn any case I Le Cauchemar Mécanique (La Société dEnquêtes Etranges de la Tour Sud highly suggest this book to anyone who even remotely likes Renaissance art It is fun and amusing and you can choose to read only a few of the selections rather than the whole thing I read most of this when I was in college studying artistory For fun And maybe to impress my professor because I was taking a survey course of Italian Renaissance artI got the 4 volume set from the library and read the whole first volume parts of the 2nd and 3rd and the pretty much all of volume 4 which was almost entirely about Michelangelo because Vasari was one of L'instrument du chanteur : son corps his BFF s It s fun if you re into artistory or if you re interested in totally non objective information on art and artists This 2005 Dover edition is an abridged version of a 1967 two volume edition of Giorgio Vasari s Lives of the Most Excellent Painters Sculptors and Architects often called today Lives of the Artists or just Vasari s Lives The translation used is that of Mrs Jonathan Foster 1851 The artists included are Giotto Masaccio Fra Filippo Lippi Botticelli Leonardo Raphael Michelangelo and Titian These eight artists are covered in less than 250 pages Of the eight lives that of Michelangelo takes up over 100 pagesIn the review I ll use the book s shortest chapter on Sandro Botticelli for examples StrengthsThe book is extremely interesting in parts When the work was first published in Florence in 1550 Michelangelo and Titian were still living and Botticelli Leonardo and Raphael ad all died only 30 40 years previously The earliest Leschi Ghiberti and Masaccio before discussing the mature period of perfection dominated by the titanic figures of Leonardo Raphael and MichelangeloThis specially commissioned translation contains thirty six of the most important lives as well as an introduction and explanatory notesAbout the SeriesFor over 100 years Oxford World's Classics as. ,