Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Currently reading...

So in addition to painting projects, here are some of the books I'm currently/will soon be reading.  I'm planning to read these at the same time actually so that one may supplement the other.

The first is actually a huge steal from my local Borders, which as we all know is closing.  It is a $150 value that I grabbed for just over $40.  It's an incredible 2-volume set called The Great Painters of the Italian Renaissance (2008), by Eberhard Konig (ed.) and is a combined 20lb, 1304-page comprehensive Renaissance art history monster.  And yes, I plan to read it all, cover to cover.  Good luck, right?
Anyway, the other book I'm reading is, of course, an abridged version of Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, or Lives of the Artists for short.  Or, Lives, for even shorter.  Many of the major figures of the Lives are featured in Konig's texts.  That made me really excited to see that many of them have their own chapters.  Here is the version of the Lives that I am reading:

So without further ado, I'm going to go ahead and get off of this computer and start reading.  Until next time...

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