Lives of the artists portraits of ten artists whose work and lifestyles embody the future of contemporary art calvin tomkins on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers brilliantly illuminating this latter day vasari puts his dry wit and keen eye to work in fashioning enduring portraits of ten contemporary art stars. The lives of the artists oxford worlds classics and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Packed with facts attributions and entertaining anecdotes about his contemporaries vasaris collection of biographical accounts also presents a highly influential theory of the development of renaissance art beginning with cimabue and giotto who represent the infancy of art vasari considers the period of youthful vigour shaped by donatello brunelleschi ghiberti and masaccio before . The lives of the artists series offers illuminating and sometimes intimate accounts of major artists as viewed by their contemporaries each volume contains a contextualizing introduction from a modern scholar and beautiful full page images these books represent a diversity of opinions perspectives and voices that
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