Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 1

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The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most- read work of the older literature of art", "some of the Italian Renaissance's most influential writing on art", and "one of the founding texts in art history".

Vasari's work has been described as "by far the most influential single text for the history of Renaissance art" and "the most important work of Renaissance biography of artists". Its influence is situated mainly in three domains: as an example for contemporary and later biographers and art historians, as a defining factor in the view on the Renaissance and the role of Florence and Rome in it, and as a major source of information on the lives and works of early Italian artists.

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Translator's Preface and Dedications to Cosimo de Medici 14:41 Read by Viglione
Preface to the Whole Work 36:46 Read by Marianne Coleman-Hipkins
Preface to the Lives 59:03 Read by Leni
Giovanni Cimabue 17:43 Read by MorganScorpion
Arnolfo di Lapo 32:27 Read by Miriam Esther Goldman (1991-2017)
Niccola and Giovanni of Pisa 43:00 Read by Rachel Steely
Andrea Tafi 11:00 Read by MorganScorpion
Gaddo Gaddi 11:32 Read by MorganScorpion
Margaritone 10:29 Read by MorganScorpion
Giotto (part 1) 27:05 Read by Sibella Denton
Giotto (part 2) 30:44 Read by Sibella Denton
Agostino and Agnolo of Siena 20:25 Read by MorganScorpion
Stefano and Ugolino Sanese 11:40 Read by MorganScorpion
Pietro Laurati 9:22 Read by MorganScorpion
Andrea Pisano 20:26 Read by MorganScorpion
Buonamico Buffalmacco (part 1) 21:27 Read by Sibella Denton
Buonamico Buffalmacco (part 2) 15:54 Read by Sibella Denton
Ambrogio Lorenzetti 7:03 Read by Miriam Esther Goldman (1991-2017)
Pietro Cavallini 9:27 Read by MorganScorpion
Simone Sanese 18:46 Read by MorganScorpion
Taddeo Gaddi 28:20 Read by Bellona Times
Andrea di Cione Orcagna 23:55 Read by Sibella Denton
Tommaso, called Giottino 17:55 Read by Linda Dodge
Giovanni dal Ponte 6:01 Read by Leni
Agnolo Gaddi 17:26 Read by Leni