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The Golden Bowl

Not Henry James, but the description of a time and a place that came to represent all that was found and all that was lost in the lives of… 659 more words


Lives of the Artists

Giorgio Vasari, an Italian Renaissance era artist and historian, is remembered today mostly for his “Lives of the Artists” (the full title is actually: “Le Vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori” -“Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects.”) He’s considered to have more or less invented art history through biography (though he had a bit of a prejudice towards Florence, and included a lot of gossip). 1,061 more words