Japanese edition of Vasari’s Lives


JUST PUBLISHED: the first volume of the first complete translation into Japanese of Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (Florence, 1568), a project co-sponsored by Villa I Tatti. A fundamental text for our knowledge of Renaissance art, Vasari’s Lives is now available only in old and partial translations. The new edition will be published, in six volumes, by Chuo-koron Bijutsu Shuppan (Tokyo). The first volume, including introductions and Lives from the Duecento and Trecento, contains Lives from Cimabue to Lorenzo di Bicci. Translations were carried out by specialists in Italian Renaissance Art who will also provided scholarly notes about the works cited and the historical context. Five editors supervise this series: Yoshiyuki Morita (Professor Emeritus, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music), Michiaki Koshikawa (Tokyo University of the Arts), Noriyuki Kai (Ibaragi University), Kikuro Miyashita (Kobe University), and Mitsumasa Takanashi (Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music). The project is also supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, an affiliated body of the Japanese Ministry of Education, an independent administrative institution under the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

To order a copy of the volume from the publisher, please click here.

This project is part of I Tatti's efforts to support and promote Italian Renaissance studies in Japan and other areas that have been under-represented at I Tatti, and to establish valuable contacts with colleagues around the world. For a list of I Tatti lectures given in Japan, in May 2013, please follow this link.


新刊のお知らせ: ヴィッラ・イ・タッティが出版計画を支援しておりますジョルジョ・ヴァザーリ著『美術家列伝(画家・彫刻家・建築家列伝)』