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The lives of the modern painters, sculptors and architects

Author: Giovanni Pietro Bellori; Hellmut Wohl
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New translation and critical edView all editions and formats
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"This is the first complete translation of the biographies of fifteen artists, including Annibale Carracci, Caravaggio, Rubens, Van Dyck, and Poussin, written by the seventeenth-century antiquarian Giovan Pietro Bellori. Originally conceived as a continuation of Vasari's famous Lives, it is a fundamental source for seventeenth-century Italian art and artistic theory, providing detailed descriptions of extant and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Early works
Biography Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Biographies Ouvrages avant 1800
Named Person: Giovanni Pietro Bellori
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Pietro Bellori; Hellmut Wohl
ISBN: 0521781876 9780521781879
OCLC Number: 53013331
Description: xii, 504 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Philostratus the Younger --
The idea of the painter, the sculptor and the architect --
Life of Annibale Carracci --
Life of Agostino Carracci --
Life of Domenico Fontana --
Life of Federico Barocci --
Life of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio --
Life of Peter Paul Rubens --
Life of Anthony van Dyck --
Life of Francois Du Quesnoy --
Life of Domenico Zampieri, il Domenichino --
Life of Giovanni Lanfranco --
Life of Alessandro Algardi --
Life of Nicolas Poussin --
Life of Guido Reni --
Life of Andrea Sacchi --
Life of Carlo Maratti --
App. Bellori's accuracy --
App. Orientation in Bellori's descriptions.
Other Titles: Vite de' pittori, scultori et architetti moderni.
Responsibility: Giovan Pietro Bellori ; translated by Alice Sedgwick Wohl ; notes by Hellmut Wohl ; introduction by Tomaso Montanari.
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