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A Week in Literary History

July 30th, 2002

Painter and art biographer Giorgio Vasari (Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, 1550-1568) is born in Arezzo, Tuscany.

vasariGiorgio Vasari, b. July 30, 1511, d. 1574

Without Vasari’s precious book, we would have scant information on a lot of magnificent artists of the Italian Renaissance. For this he is often called the first art historian, and his guidebook (really a set of brief lives) is mandatory reading for anyone interested in the most glorious period in Western art.

Suggested Reading Biographies Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, 1550-1568.

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