Lives of the Artists Author:Giorgio Vasari, E. L. Seeley (Translator), Alfred Werner (Introduction) Vasari's Lives of the Artists, the primary source of material on the Renaissance artists, remains as significant today as at the time it was written. Its lively pages present us with those turbulent individualists who created the greatest artistic flowering in modern European history. Almost as though in anticipation of modern taste, Vasari pays... more » equal attention to such primitives as Cimabue and to the famous masters of the high Renaissance. In this edition, which follows the selection and translation of E. L. Seeley, much of the vigor and flavor of 16th century prose has been retained.
Architect, painter, and writer, Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) was, in his versatility and indefatigability, a typical representative of the late Renaissance. While his oils and frescoes are now forgotten, he achieved immortality as the designer of the Uffizi in Florence and, above all, as the author of the fascinatng biographies of more than a hundred Italian artists and architects.
Alfred Werner is a well known writer and lecturer on the fine arts, who is currently teaching at Wagner College.« less