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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Giorgio Vasari Narrator: Neville Jaso Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An Italian Mannerist architect and painter, Giorgio Vasari was acquainted with many of the most famous artists of his day. He is best-known today for his biographies of artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian and Giotto. This recording is read with clarity and authority by Neville Jason. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cody | 5/30/2013

    " This book is hilarious and so, so opinionated. Wholly entertaining, to say the least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessie | 2/29/2012

    " Visari is not the most articulate art critic, but this book is worth reading for some of the anecdotes. Highlights include Michaelangelo throwing wooden planks at the Pope for sneaking a look at his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tammy | 2/13/2011

    " Vasari is my go-to volume for a trip to Italy. Nothing gives Renaissance Italian art even more life than the gossipy history of one of its comtemporaries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Matthew | 12/15/2010

    " Had to buy it 'cause my professor wrote the intro. Not knocking it, it is a very good account/reference for all things art in Italy. "

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Author Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574), born in Tuscany, studied in Florence with Michelangelo while he was still a boy. When his patron, Duke Alessandro, was assassinated, Vasari wandered round Italy filling his notebooks with sketches; by his thirties, Vasari was a highly successful painter. He returned to Florence in 1555, where he was appointed architect of the Palazzo Vecchio. Vasari was knighted by Pope Pius V in 1571.