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The Homes of Giorgio Vasari Liana Cheney

The Homes of Giorgio Vasari

Liana Cheney

Published July 14th 2006
ISBN : 9780820474946
Hardcover
309 pages
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Giorgio Vasari was one of the few artists in the history of art who built, designed, and decorated his homes. This book is the first to focus on Vasaris decorative cycles for his homes in Arezzo and Florence, revealing the significance of theMoreGiorgio Vasari was one of the few artists in the history of art who built, designed, and decorated his homes. This book is the first to focus on Vasaris decorative cycles for his homes in Arezzo and Florence, revealing the significance of the artistic, cultural, and historical milieu of the sixteenth century. This study breaks new ground in two ways: First, in a personal and original manner, the imagery is related to Vasaris artistic ideas on history painting and the role of the artist. And second, Vasaris imagery portrays visual galleries applauding his teachers, antiquity and the creation of art.