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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
Title remainder
Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art
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Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney
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eng
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"Giorgio Vasari (1511{u2013}1574) was a man of many talents{u2015}a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar{u2015}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{u2019}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{u2019}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{u2019}s profound yet unspoken influence on western culture. An advisor to kings and pontiffs{u2015}and a confidant to Titian, Donatello, and more{u2015}Vasari enjoyed an exhilarating career amid the thrilling culture of Renaissance Italy. In The Collector of Lives, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney offer a lively and inviting introduction to this pivotal figure in art history, and immerse readers in the world of the Medici of Florence and the popes of Rome. A narrative of intrigue, scandal, and colorful artistic rivalry, this vivid biography shows the great works of western art taking shape under Vasari{u2019}s keen eye{u2015}and reveals how one Renaissance scholar completely redefined how we look at art"--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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The collector of lives : Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-397) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
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sky2ocm88625655
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393241310
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017026667
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
Label
The collector of lives : Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm88625655
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393241310
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017026667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table

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