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The Collector of Lives


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Ingrid Rowland is an award-winning author, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and a professor of history, classics, art, and architecture at the University of Notre Dame, based in Rome. Noah Charney is an internationally best-selling author and professor of art history living in Slovenia.


"The authors' greatest service to their subject is to reestablish him as a tireless artist and a central witness to an epic period of Italian history..." -- The Sunday Times
"Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney give full measure to his [Georgio Vasari's] artistic skills (and the diplomatic adroitness he needed to exercise them) and place him again at the centre of 16th-century Italian art." -- Michael Prodger, Art Books of the Year 2017 - The Sunday Times
"... an insightful and gripping new book... Ms Rowland and Mr Charney draw a panoramic view of the art-world during the Renaissance, placing Vasari at the centre... This is an important book and long awaited. The authors have done a commendable job of returning to his rightful place the man who inflated the reputation of art and artists so successfully that he himself was squeezed out of the picture." -- The Economist
"... absorbing... a page-turningly compelling overview of Giorgio Vasari and his age..." -- Literary Review

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