Livestyle of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects

The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects
Title page of the 1568 edition of Le Vite
AuthorGiorgio Vasari
Original titleLe Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori
TranslatorE. L. Seeley
SubjectArtist biographies
PublisherTorrentino (1550), Giunti (1568)
Publication date1550 (enlarged 1568)
Published in English1908
Pages369 (1550), 686 (1568)

It was first published in two editions with substantial differences between them; the first in 1550 and the second in 1568 (which is the one usually translated and referred to). One important change was the increased attention paid to Venetian art in the second edition, even though Vasari still was, and has ever since been, criticised for an excessive emphasis on the art of his native Florence.



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