By David J. Cast
The Ashgate learn better half to Giorgio Vasari brings jointly the world's most effective specialists on Vasari in addition to up-and-coming students to supply, on the five hundredth anniversary of his beginning, a entire evaluation of the present kingdom of scholarship in this important-and nonetheless controversial-artist and author. The members study the existence and paintings of Vasari as an artist, architect, courtier, academician, and as a biographer of artists. in addition they discover his legacy, together with an research of the reception of his paintings over the past 5 centuries. one of the subject matters particularly addressed listed below are an evaluate of the present controversy as to how a lot of Vasari's 'Lives' used to be really written by means of Vasari; and explorations of Vasari's relationships with, in addition to experiences approximately, contemporaries, together with Cellini, Michelangelo and Giotto, between much less accepted names. The geographic scope takes in not just Florence, town generally privileged in Italian Renaissance artwork background, but in addition much less generally studied geographical venues resembling Siena and Venice.
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He is currently completing work on a book about Raphael: Raphael’s Modernity: Italian Renaissance Art and the Systematicity of Representation. Among his recent articles are “Virtus Perficitur: On the Meaning of Donatello’s Bronze David,” Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, 53 (2009); and “Das Eine im Wandel: Music and Kunstwissenschaft,” Journal of Art Historiography, 1 (2009). Acknowledgements A project such as this, necessarily and pleasantly, is a collaboration and I have many people to thank for helping me bring it to completion.
Robert W. Gaston is Principal Fellow in Art History at the University of Melbourne. He taught art history at Bryn Mawr College, the University of Melbourne, Boston University, and La Trobe University. He has been Hanna Kiel Fellow and Lila Wallace Visiting Professor at The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, and Samuel H. Kress Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. His latest major publication is Pirro Ligorio’s Naples manuscript on waters in the forthcoming Edizione Nazionale of Ligorio.
The Ashgate Research Companions are designed to offer scholars and graduate students a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in a particular area. The companions’ editors bring together a team of respected and experienced experts to write chapters on the key issues in their speciality, providing a comprehensive reference to the field. The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari Edited by DAVID J. CAST Bryn Mawr College, USA ASHGATE � The editor and contributors 2014 All rights reserved.