Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 1

Unabridged Audiobook

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Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 8 hours 43 minutes


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most- read work of the older literature of art", "some of the Italian Renaissance's most influential writing on art", and "one of the founding texts in art history".