Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo, 30 July 1511 – Florence, 27 June 1574) has been considered one of the founding members of history of art. The corpus of his work consists a basic, or better the most basic, part in the education of an art historian; and a fundamental tool in the quiver of a renaissance scholar.
The Giorgio Vasari Project aims primarily to act as an open access and collaborative (participative) repository of references, sources and resources; a starting point of research for art history and renaissance studies.
Its main scope lays into collecting, for further research and reference, all literature on Vasari - the painter, the architect, the writer, the historical and political figure - and his work.
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