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The Resource The collector of lives : Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney

The collector of lives : Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney

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The collector of lives : Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art
Title
The collector of lives
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Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art
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Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
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, which singlehandedly established the canon of Italian Renaissance art. Before Vasari's extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill, and artists were mere decorators and craftsmen. It was through Vasari's visionary writings that 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.Lauded by Sarah Bakewell as "insightful, gripping, and thoroughly enjoyable," The Collector of Lives reveals how one Renaissance scholar completely redefined how we look at art
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Biography type
individual biography
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10574436
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Rowland, Ingrid D.
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  • 709.2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Charney, Noah
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True
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  • Vasari, Giorgio
  • Vasari, Giorgio
  • Artists
  • Biographers
  • Renaissance
  • Artists
  • Biographers
  • Renaissance
  • Italy
  • ART / History / Renaissance
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • Vasari, Giorgio
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adult
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Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art
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The collector of lives : Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The lost Leonardo -- How to read Vasari's Lives -- From potters to painters: Vasari's forebears and first teachers -- From Arezzo to Florence -- Plunder and plague -- Artist versus artist: demonic beetles and morality tales -- The opportunities of war -- Back among the Medici -- Rome after the sack -- A Florentine painter -- Murder and redemption -- The wandering artist -- Florence, Venice, Rome -- Renaissance men: Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo -- Symbols and shifting tastes -- To Naples -- The birth of Lives -- Renaissance reading -- The new Vitruvius -- Sempre in moto -- Shake-up in Florence -- The Accademia del Disegno and the Lives revised -- On the road -- Second Lives -- Still wandering -- Between the cupola and the Sala Regia -- A royal hall -- the legacy of Lives -- Circling back to Giotto's O -- Conclusion: Cerca trova
Control code
ocn971348665
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393241310
Lccn
2017026667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971348665
Label
The collector of lives : Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lost Leonardo -- How to read Vasari's Lives -- From potters to painters: Vasari's forebears and first teachers -- From Arezzo to Florence -- Plunder and plague -- Artist versus artist: demonic beetles and morality tales -- The opportunities of war -- Back among the Medici -- Rome after the sack -- A Florentine painter -- Murder and redemption -- The wandering artist -- Florence, Venice, Rome -- Renaissance men: Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo -- Symbols and shifting tastes -- To Naples -- The birth of Lives -- Renaissance reading -- The new Vitruvius -- Sempre in moto -- Shake-up in Florence -- The Accademia del Disegno and the Lives revised -- On the road -- Second Lives -- Still wandering -- Between the cupola and the Sala Regia -- A royal hall -- the legacy of Lives -- Circling back to Giotto's O -- Conclusion: Cerca trova
Control code
ocn971348665
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393241310
Lccn
2017026667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971348665

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