Giorgio Vasari





Giorgio Vasari

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Arezzo, Italy
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Giorgio Vasari (30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) was an Italian painter and architect, known for his famous biographies of Italian artists.


Average rating: 3.80 · 13,487 ratings · 94 reviews · 130 distinct works · Similar authors
The Lives of the Artists
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 12,789 ratings — published 1550 — 67 editions
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Lives of the Artists: Volume 1
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 1988 — 15 editions
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Vasari's Lives of the Artis...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Lives of the Artists: Volume 2
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1568 — 15 editions
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The Great Masters: Giotto, ...
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Life of Michelangelo
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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Vasari on Technique
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1960 — 6 editions
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The Life of Raphael
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Leonardo da Vinci (Little B...
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1550
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The Life Of Leonardo Da Vinci
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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“These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off.”
Giorgio Vasari

“...no one ever became excellent in any exercise whatsoever without beginning from his childhood to endure heat, cold, hunger, thirst, and other discomforts; wherefore those men are entirely deceived who think to be able, at their ease and with all the comforts of the world, to attain an honorable rank. It is not by sleeping but by waking and studying continually that progress is made. [on Luca Della Robbia]”
Giorgio Vasari

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