Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lives

Lives by Giorgio Vasari, Mario Coltellini printer, LivornoThe frontespice of a 1767 edition of the “Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri” (Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times), a collection of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari. This edition of the book was printed in Livorno by Marco Coltellini.

See also: “Encyclopédie” - American Gazetteer
Marco Coltellini - Lives - Giorgio Vasari (Wikipedia)

10 comments:

Kate said...

Ah, Vasari! My art resource during my college career. Very important man!

Luis Gomez said...

Great post VP. How wonderful it is to even think of this! BTW loved your comment on Ant Tattoo ;) Thanks.

Randy said...

What a great looking book.

Jack said...

I like seeing very old books like this . . . the paper, the typefaces, the etchings . . . impressive.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

1767...how amazing VP, wonder if somewhere there is an English edition?

Dina said...

Ah, from when books were books.
This looks like a treasure Livorno can be proud of.

joo said...

Beautiful print!

Arianna said...

Ce l'ho il libro! Non è semplice capire l'italiano antico, ma è interessantissimo! Buona domenica, Arianna

JM said...

I love old books and their usually long titles too.

Cezar and Léia said...

a rare edition!This book is a kind of treasure!
Bon dimanche!
Léia