Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

Vol. 2, Berna to Michelozzo Michelozzi

Cover image for

Download


Author: Giorgio Vasari
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,943 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.2
LoC Categories: N, CT
Downloads: 2,013
Added to site: 2008.06.12
mnybks.net#: 21191
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Art, History
Excerpt

(Siena: Opera del Duomo. Panel)]

They say in Siena that Duccio, in the year 1348, gave the design for the chapel that is in the square, against the wall of the Palazzo Principale; and it is read that there lived in his times a sculptor and architect of passing good talent from the same country, named Moccio, who made many works throughout all Tuscany, and particularly one in the Church of S. Domenico in Arezzo, namely, a tomb of marble for one of the Cerchi, which tomb acts as support and ornament for the organ of the said church; and although it may appear to some that it is not a very excellent work, yet, if it is considered that he made it while still a youth, in the year 1356, it cannot but seem passing good. This man served in the building of S. Maria del Fiore as under-architect and as sculptor, making certain works in marble for that fabric; and in Arezzo he rebuilt the Church of S. Agostino, which was small, in the manner that it is to-day, and the expense was borne by the he

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller
Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
Abraham Lincoln
by Rev. T.M. Eddy
The Confessions
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
Siddhartha
by Herman Hesse

See more popular titles from this genre.