A new translation of Giorgio Vasari‰۪såÊLife of Raphael, fully illustrated, that presents Vasari‰۪s appealing narrative with new precision.
Giorgio Vasari‰۪såÊThe Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects,åÊwritten in 1550 and 1568, is a classic text of cultural history. This monumental assembly of artists‰۪ lives from Giotto to Michelangelo paints a vivid picture of the progression of art in the hands of individual masters.
This illustrated stand-alone edition of Vasari‰۪såÊLife of RaphaelåÊoffers a new translation of this rich and remarkable life, elegantly rendering Vasari‰۪s literary text in modern terms. A work of authoritative skill and precision, this new translation preserves Vasari‰۪s exciting narrative, alongside beautifully reproduced color illustrations. Editors Paul Joannides and Rick Scorza bring together the original and expanded Italian editions from 1550 and 1568 with succinct commentary drawing upon their expert knowledge of Raphael‰۪s career. This fascinating and accessible read is published in the five hundredth anniversary year of Raphael‰۪s death.