Vite

Vite

1568

Why is it canonical?

Vite (full title: The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects) is the artist Giorgio Vasari's deeply influential book on the artists and architects of his time in the generations that preceded his. To this day, Vasari's work is considered the first serious work of art history ever written.

Creators

Giorgio Vasari

Locations

Florence Italy

Languages

Italian

Periods

Renaissance

Images and Videos

Vite

Title page, Vite

Resources

Full text of the Vite