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The Lives Of The Artists

Author : Giorgio Vasari
ISBN : 9780199537198
Genre : Art
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Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the 13th century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo.
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Lives Of The Artists

Author : Giorgio Vasari
ISBN : 9780141919973
Genre : Art
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Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the thirteenth century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Great men, and their immortal works, are brought vividly to life, as Vasari depicts the young Giotto scratching his first drawings on stone; Donatello gazing at Brunelleschi's crucifix; and Michelangelo's painstaking work on the Sistine Chapel, harassed by the impatient Pope Julius II. The Lives also convey much about Vasari himself and his outstanding abilities as a critic inspired by his passion for art.
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Vasari S Lives Of The Artists

Author : Giorgio Vasari
ISBN : 9780486142005
Genre : Art
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One of the principal resources for study of Italian Renaissance art and artists, Vasari's Lives offers colorful, detailed portraits of the era's most representative figures. This single-volume edition spotlights eight prominent artists.
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Lives Of The Artists

Author : Kathleen Krull
ISBN : 9780547541655
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Most people can name some famous artists and recognize their best-known works. But what's behind all that painting, drawing, and sculpting? What was Leonardo da Vinci's snack of choice while he painted Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile? Why did Georgia O'Keeffe find bones so appealing? Who called Diego Rivera "Frog-Face"? And what is it about artists that makes both their work and their lives so fascinating—to themselves, to their curious neighbors, and to all of us? This book presents the humor and the tragedy in twenty artists' lives as no biography has done before.
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The Lives Of The Artists

Author : Giorgio Vasari
ISBN : 1420970844
Genre : Art
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Giorgio Vasari's biographical collection "The Lives of the Artists" is one of the most frequently cited art history books since the 16th century. It is also the first comprehensive book on art history ever created. In the work, Vasari brings together facts, knowledge, and sometimes gossip about almost 200 Renaissance artists. Most of the biographies are focused on Florentines and Romans, though Vasari also wrote about other European artists. "The Lives of Artists" not only discusses the importance of the artists, but it also serves as a book of art criticism. Vasari looked at the artists' paintings in minute detail, describing the positive and negative aspects of the artistry as well as the quality of the work. "The Lives of the Artists" has not escaped criticism, though. Many scholars and historians realize that Vasari's information was not always completely accurate; with the lesser-known artists, he flubs dates and other minor information. Vasari also sometimes invented some information and gossip about the artists. However, many have argued that the false information, or gossip, is truthful in spirit, even if the actual events did not happen. Regardless, "The Lives of Artists" is still one of the best art criticism and art history books in the genre, and it provides a valuable look at how the leading artists of the Renaissance helped to shape and redefine the art of their time. Contained here is a selection of thirty-three of the most important biographies from Vasari's expansive work is a single volume which follows the translation of Gaston du. C. de Vere and is printed on premium acid-free paper.
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Lives Of The Artists

Author : William Stanley Merwin
ISBN : OCLC:861236854
Genre : Artists' books
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"Inspired by actual events in the lives of two young men living on the Great Plains of North America during the Plains Indian Wars of 1861-1890; one, an orphaned Arapaho boy named Frank Henderson and the other, a Northern Cheyenne warrior named Little Finger Nail. Both of them recorded their past and present histories by drawing in 'ledger books'. Twelve multicolored drawings ... come from a 1988 facsimile edition of Frank Henderson's drawing book"--Publisher's description.
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Vasari S Words

Author : Douglas Biow
ISBN : 9781108472050
Genre : Art
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Explores through keywords how Vasari's Lives is designed to address a variety of compelling, culturally determined ideas.
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The Lives Of The Artists Volume I Of Iii

Author : Giorgio Vasari
ISBN : 1420950878
Genre : Art
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Giorgio Vasari's biographical collection "The Lives of the Artists" is one of the most frequently cited art history books since the 16th century. It is also the first comprehensive book on art history ever created. In the work, Vasari brings together facts, knowledge, and sometimes gossip about almost 200 Renaissance artists. Most of the biographies are focused on Florentines and Romans, though Vasari also wrote about other European artists. "The Lives of Artists" not only discusses the importance of the artists, but it also serves as a book of art criticism. Vasari looked at the artists' paintings in minute detail, describing the positive and negative aspects of the artistry as well as the quality of the work. "The Lives of the Artists" has not escaped criticism, though. Many scholars and historians realize that Vasari's information was not always completely accurate; with the lesser-known artists, he flubs dates and other minor information. Vasari also sometimes invented some information and gossip about the artists. However, many have argued that the false information, or gossip, is truthful in spirit, even if the actual events did not happen. Regardless, "The Lives of Artists" is still one of the best art criticism and art history books in the genre, and it provides a valuable look at how the leading artists of the Renaissance helped to shape and redefine the art of their time. Contained here is the first of three volumes.
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Vincent Van Gogh Lives Of The Artists

Author : Andrea Bassil
ISBN : 0836856023
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book focuses on the life and works of Vincent van Gogh, whose work was to influence the Fauves, the Expressionists, and others.
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Lives Of The Artists

Author : Robert Clark
ISBN : 0006394094
Genre : Florence (Italy)
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Made wealthy by the dot-com rush, thirtysomethings Mary and Alexare now free to do whatever they wish--including pursuing the artisticvocations they always felt more suited to in the intoxicatingly inspirationalsetting of Florence. Joined by a lost-soul of a friend from America, befriendedby a bawdy expatriate writer and adopted by an Italian street child, Mary andAlex discover, however, that tragedy and comedy often befall those who searchfor la vita bella. Lives of the Artists is a literary, intelligent portraitof the complex relationship between art and ideas, an exploration of love andthe way it shapes our purpose, our past and our present.
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Lives Of The Artists

Author : Calvin Tomkins
ISBN : 1429946415
Genre : Art
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Whether writing about Jasper Johns or Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman or Richard Serra, Calvin Tomkins shows why it is both easier and more difficult to make art today. If art can be anything, where do you begin? For more than three decades Calvin Tomkins's incisive profiles in The New Yorker have given readers the most satisfying reports on contemporary art and artists available in any language. In Lives of the Artists ten major artists are captured in Tomkins's cool and ironic style to record the new directions art is taking during these days of limitless freedom. As formal technique and rigorous training continue to fall away, art has become an approach to living. As the author says, "the lives of contemporary artists are today so integral to what they make that the two cannot be considered in isolation." Among the artists profiled are Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, the reigning heirs of deliberately outrageous art that feeds off the allegedly corrupting influences of capitalist glut and entertainment; Matthew Barney of the pregenital obsessions; Cindy Sherman, who manages multiple transformations as she disappears into her own work; and Julian Schnabel, who has forged a second career as award-winning film director. Tomkins shows that the making of art remains among the most demanding jobs on earth.
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Pablo Picasso Lives Of The Artists

Author : Susie Hodge
ISBN : 0836856015
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides information on the life and career of Pablo Picasso, discussing his impact on twentieth-century art.
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Lives Of The Artists Lives Of The Architects

Author : Hans Ulrich Obrist
ISBN : 9780141976648
Genre : Art
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A unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world's leading artists Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes. Inspired by the great Vasari, Lives of the Artists explores the meaning of art and artists today, their varying approaches to creating, and a sense of how their thinking evolves over time. Including David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Gerhard Richter, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Rem Koolhaas, Jeff Koons and Oscar Niemayer, this is a wonderful and unique book for those interested in modern art. Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. Since 2006 he has been co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London. He is the author, with Ai Wei Wei, of Ai Wei Wei Speaks.
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Art Studies In The Life Of Christ

Author : C. Fraser Keirstead
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011781338
Genre : Christian art and symbolism
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The Lives Of The Most Excellent Painters Sculptors And Architects

Author : Giorgio Vasari
ISBN : 9780307432391
Genre : Art
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A painter and architect in his own right, Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) achieved immortality for this book on the lives of his fellow Renaissance artists, first published in Florence in 1550. Although he based his work on a long tradition of biographical writing, Vasari infused these literary portraits with a decidedly modern form of critical judgment. The result is a work that remains to this day the cornerstone of art historical scholarship. Spanning the period from the thirteenth century to Vasari’s own time, the Lives opens a window on the greatest personalities of the period, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Mantegna, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian. This Modern Library edition, abridged from the original text with notes drawn from earlier commentaries, as well as current research, reminds us why The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects is indispensable to any student interested in Renaissance art. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Life Of Michelangelo

Author : David Hemsoll
ISBN : 9781606065655
Genre : Art
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The fame and influence of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) were as immediate as they were unprecedented. It is not surprising, therefore, that he was the only living artist Giorgio Vasari included in the first edition of Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550. Revised and expanded in 1568, Vasari’s monumental work comprises more than two hundred biographies; for centuries it has been recognized as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. Vasari’s biography of Michelangelo, the longest in his Lives, presents Michelangelo’s oeuvre as the culminating achievement of Renaissance painting, sculpture, and architecture. He tells the grand story of the artist’s expansive career, profiling his working habits; describing the creation of countless masterpieces, from the David to the Sistine Chapel ceiling; and illuminating his relationships with popes and other illustrious patrons. A lifelong friend, Vasari also quotes generously from the correspondence between the two men; the narrative is further enhanced by an abundance of colorful anecdotes. The volume’s forty-two illustrations convey the range and richness of Michelangelo’s art. An introduction by the scholar David Hemsoll traces the textual development of Vasari’s Lives and situates his biography of Michelangelo in the broader context of Renaissance art history.
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Between Lives

Author : Dorothea Tanning
ISBN : 9780810120853
Genre : Art
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The entrancing memoir of one of America's leading surrealist painters.
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Artists

Author : Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN : 1465463283
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The Lives Of The Artists

Author : Charles Mee
ISBN : 9781640191297
Genre : Performing Arts
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". . . what unfurls on the stage . . . is brashly, unapologetically entertaining. . . ." - The New York Times Here are six enthusiastically received plays by Charles Mee inspired by immortal artists: Matisse's Self Portrait, Picasso's Masterpiece, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Cassiopeia, and soot and spit. "Charles L. Mee's fascinating and luminous bobrauschenbergamerica . . . is awash with warmth and has a vibrant emotional and intellectual center. . . . It's a stunner." - Variety ". . . bobrauschenbergamerica is a stunning tableau of dance, comedy, memory, feeling, and storytelling." - The Indypendent "Bobrauschenbergamerica is a dizzying, exciting collage of America." - nytheatre.com
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