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Series: Travels with Vasari

 

Travels with Vasari 1

   2009    Art
On a spectacular journey through Renaissance Italy, Andrew Graham-Dixon searches for the shadowy figure who wrote one of the most important books on art and looks at some dazzling works, including masterpieces of the early Renaissance by Giotto, Masaccio and Donatello. Giorgio Vasari was the grandaddy of all art critics, travelling Italy in the 16th century for his definitive Lives of the Artists. It was a time of miracles that he named 'the Renaissance'.

Travels with Vasari 2

   2009    Art
Andrew Graham-Dixon retraces Vasari's footsteps for this captivating two-part film in a short Art of Italy season. He's an enthusiastic guide, lapsing easily into Italian conversation with the custodians of galleries and chapels who allow him a private view. From Brunelleschi's Duomo in Florence to less familiar marvels - a Donatello sculpture; Masaccio frescoes - he illustrates how rapidly ideas developed. A final treat for him - and us - is a tour of the Vasari Corridor, a rarely accessed gallery that zigzags across the Florentine rooftops.

Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury

   2013    Art
The Story of Maths
The Story of Maths

   2008    Science
History of the World
History of the World

   2012    History
The Last Czars
The Last Czars

   2019    History
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles

   2013    History
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

   2007    Culture