Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

Vol. 1, Cimabue to Agnolo Gaddi

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Author: Giorgio Vasari
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,017 / 255 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.7
LoC Categories: CT, N
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,801
Added to site: 2008.05.05
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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ical workman (cf. his remark about Ambrogio Lorenzetti: "The ways of Ambrogio were rather those of a 'gentiluomo' than of an 'artefice'").]


TO THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS AND MOST EXCELLENT SIGNOR COSIMO DE' MEDICI, DUKE OF FLORENCE AND SIENA

MY MOST HONOURED LORD,

Behold, seventeen years since I first presented to your most Illustrious Excellency the Lives, sketched so to speak, of the most famous painters, sculptors and architects, they come before you again, not indeed wholly finished, but so much changed from what they were and in such wise adorned and enriched with innumerable works, whereof up to that time I had been able to gain no further knowledge, that from my endeavour and in so far as in me lies nothing more can be looked for in them.

Behold, I say, once again they come before you, most Illustrious and truly most Excellent Lord Duke, with the addition of other noble and right famous craftsmen, who from that time up to our own day have passed from the miseries of

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