Giorgio Vasari The Book of Drawings





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Giorgio Vasari The Book of Drawings – The fate of a mythical collection

Louis Frank, Carina Fryklund
Publisher Nationalmuseum

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  • Published 2022
  • Isbn 9789171009166
  • Type Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • English

In Florence in 1568, Giorgio Vasari publishes the second version of the Lives of the Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, a work destined to lay the foundations of the historiography of Italian Renaissance art. In it continually cities a "Book of Drawings"-the graphic reflection of his literary Lives-in which he had assembled the most beutiful sheets of the masters whose biographies and artworks he describes.