by Thomas A. Pallen. Published by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, 1999. First edition. Hardcover, cloth. Octavo, 159pp. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.
“In the process of creating the massive work that eventually became “Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects”, painter and scholar Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) spent much of the mid-16th century travelling throughout Italy, meeting Renaissance artists and writing about their lives and works. From this source, Thomas A. Pallen has created a compendium of theatrical references augmented by related modern Italian scholarship”