Download E-books The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Giorgio Vasari, Peter Bondanella

Those biographies of the nice quattrocento artists have lengthy been thought of one of the most crucial of latest resources on Italian Renaissance artwork. Vasari, who invented the time period "Renaissance," used to be the 1st to stipulate the influential concept of Renaissance artwork that strains a development via Giotto, Brunelleschi, and at last the gigantic figures of Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael.

This new translation, in particular commissioned for the Oxford World's Classics sequence, includes thirty-six of an important lives. absolutely annotated and with a new package deal, Lives of the Artists is a useful vintage so as to add on your collection.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial good points, together with professional introductions by way of top experts, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra research, and masses more.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

Best Art History books

A Survival Guide for Art History Students

Designed to steer rookies during the frequently disorienting event of taking a primary artwork historical past type, this booklet addresses all aspectsof that overall event. KEY subject matters particular bankruptcy issues conceal note-taking in the course of lecture, learning for and taking slide checks, writing reaction papers, technique, how one can critique secondary scholarship, and what to do with an paintings heritage measure.

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art

The real tale of 1 of the 20 th century's so much audacious paintings frauds choked with notable characters and informed at breakneck pace, Provenance reads like a well-plotted mystery. yet this is often almost definitely now not fiction. it's the fantastic narrative of 1 of the main far-reaching and complex cons within the historical past of paintings forgery.

Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and the Intellectual Origins of the Museum of Modern Art

Growing to be up with the 20 th century, Alfred Barr (1902-1981), founding director of the Museum of recent paintings, harnessed the cataclysm that used to be modernism. during this book—part highbrow biography, half institutional history—Sybil Gordon Kantor tells the tale of the increase of recent paintings in the US and of the guy chargeable for its triumph.

Bauhaus Photography

Those pictures are a different and exuberant list of Bauhaus actions and experiments in the course of the Nineteen Twenties and early Thirties. considerably, many of the photos have been taken via artists - painters corresponding to Fritz Kuhr and Werner Siedhoff, designers Heinz Loew and Herbert Bayer, Bauhaus masters Hannes Meyer and Joosst Schmidt - who weren't selfconscious photographers yet who desired to paintings with a brand new technological product.

Additional info for The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics)

Show sample text content

The Italian Renaissance Reader (New York: New American Library, 1987). Bondanella, Peter, and Bondanella, Julia, ed. , The Macmillan Dictionary of Italian Literature (London: Macmillan, 1979). Brucker, Gene, ed. , The Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary research (New York: Harper, 1971). Burckhardt, Jacob, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, 2 vols. (New York: Harper, 1975). Burke, Peter, culture and Innovation in Renaissance Italy: A Sociological strategy (London: Fontana, 1972). backyard, Robert W. , The lifetime of Giorgio Vasari (New York: Holt, 1911). Cellini, Benvenuto, The Treatises ofBenvenuto Cellini on Goldsmithing and Sculpture, trans. C. R. Ashbee (New York: Dover, 1967). Cennini, Cennino d'Andrea, The Craftman's instruction manual: The Italian 'II Libra dell'Arte', trans. Daniel V. Thompson (New Haven, Conn. : Yale college Press, 1933; rpt. long island: Dover, 1960). Cole, Bruce, Italian artwork 1250-1550: The Relation of Renaissance paintings to lifestyles and Society (New York: Harper, 1987). The Renaissance Artist at paintings: From Pisano to Titian (New York: Harper, 1983). Garin, Eugenio, photographs from the Quattrocento (New York: Harper, 1972). Gealt, Adelheid M. , taking a look at paintings: A Visitor's advisor to Museum Collections (New York: Bowker, 1983). decide upon BIBLIOGRAPHY xix Gilbert, Creighton, ed. , Italian artwork 1400-1500 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980). Giorgio Vasari: los angeles Toscana nel '500 (Florence: Edam, 1981). Gundersheimer, Werner L. , Ferrara: the fashion of a Renaissance Despotism (Princeton, NJ: Princeton college Press: 1973). Hale, J. R. , ed. , A Concise Encyclopaedia of the Italian Renaissance (New York: Oxford collage Press, 1981). ed. , Renaissance Venice (London: Faber & Faber, 1974). corridor, James, Dictionary of matters and emblems in paintings, rev. edn. (London: John Murray, 1984). A background of rules and pictures in Italian artwork (New York: Harper, 1983). Hartt, Frederick, heritage of Renaissance artwork: portray, Sculpture, structure (New York: Abrams, 1969). Heller, Agnes, Renaissance guy (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978). Mirollo, James V. , Mannerism and Renaissance Poetry: thought, Mode, internal layout (New Haven, Conn. : Yale collage Press, 1984). Murray, Peter, The structure of the Italian Renaissance (London: Thames and Hudson, 1986). An Index of Attributions made in Tuscan assets ahead of Vasari (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1959). companion, Peter, Renaissance Rome 1500-1559: A Portrait of a Society (Berkeley, Calif. : college of California Press, 1976). Pope-Hennessy, Sir John, creation to Italian Sculpture, three vols. (London: Phaidon, 1986). Schlosser, Julius, los angeles letteratura artistica, third rev. edn. , ed. Otto Kurz (Florence: los angeles Nuova Italia, 1964). Stinger, Charles L. , The Renaissance in Rome (Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana collage Press, 1985). Studi vasariani: atti del convegno internazionale consistent with il IV centenario della prima edizione delle 'Vite' del Vasari (Florence: Sansoni, 1952). Summers, David, Michelangelo and the Language of paintings (Princeton, NJ: Princeton college Press, 1981).

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 12 votes