Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 1

Giorgio VASARI (1511 - 1574), translated by Gaston du C. de VERE ( - 1955)

The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle piĆ¹ eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most- read work of the older literature of art", "some of the Italian Renaissance's most influential writing on art", and "one of the founding texts in art history". Vasari's work has been described as "by far the most influential single text for the history of Renaissance art" and "the most important work of Renaissance biography of artists". Its influence is situated mainly in three domains: as an example for contemporary and later biographers and art historians, as a defining factor in the view on the Renaissance and the role of Florence and Rome in it, and as a major source of information on the lives and works of early Italian artists. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Art, Design & Architecture, Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Translator's Preface and Dedications to Cosimo de Medici Viglione
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Play 02 Preface to the Whole Work Marianne Coleman-Hipkins
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Play 03 Preface to the Lives Leni
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Play 04 Giovanni Cimabue MorganScorpion
00:17:43
Play 05 Arnolfo di Lapo Miriam Esther Goldman
00:32:27
Play 06 Niccola and Giovanni of Pisa Rachel Steely
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Play 07 Andrea Tafi MorganScorpion
00:11:00
Play 08 Gaddo Gaddi MorganScorpion
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Play 09 Margaritone MorganScorpion
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Play 10 Giotto (part 1) Sibella Denton
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Play 11 Giotto (part 2) Sibella Denton
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Play 12 Agostino and Agnolo of Siena MorganScorpion
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Play 13 Stefano and Ugolino Sanese MorganScorpion
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Play 14 Pietro Laurati MorganScorpion
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Play 15 Andrea Pisano MorganScorpion
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Play 16 Buonamico Buffalmacco (part 1) Sibella Denton
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Play 17 Buonamico Buffalmacco (part 2) Sibella Denton
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Play 18 Ambrogio Lorenzetti Miriam Esther Goldman
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Play 19 Pietro Cavallini MorganScorpion
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Play 20 Simone Sanese MorganScorpion
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Play 21 Taddeo Gaddi Bellona Times
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Play 22 Andrea di Cione Orcagna Sibella Denton
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Play 23 Tommaso, called Giottino Linda Dodge
00:17:55
Play 24 Giovanni dal Ponte Leni
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Play 25 Agnolo Gaddi Leni
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