Giorgio Vasari : art and history /

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Author / Creator: Rubin, Patricia Lee, 1951-
Format: Book
Imprint: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1995.
Summary:Vasari's Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects are and always have been central texts for the study of the Italian Renaissance. They can and should be read in many ways. Since their publication in the mid-16th century, they have been a source of both information and pleasure. Their immediacy after more than four hundred years is a measure of Vasari's success. He wished the artists of his day, himself included, to be famous. He made the association of artistry and genius, of renaissance and the arts so familiar that they now seem inevitable. In this book Patricia Rubin argues that both the inevitability and the immediacy should be questioned. To read Vasari without historical perspective results in a limited and distorted view of The Lives.
Physical Description:viii, 448 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.