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The Giorgio Vasari Project : A resources collection
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  • CFP: Vasari on Technique: Matter and Making Appel à communication : « Vasari on Technique: Matter and Making », session de la RSA (Boston, 31 mars-2 avril 2016)In contradistinction to the biographical portion of the Lives, Giorgio Vasari ...
    Posted 4 May 2015, 10:27 by Ioannis Tzortzakakis
  • The Giorgio Vasari Project : A resources collection The Giorgio Vasari Project : A resources collection A user-generated content project https://sites.google.com/site/thegiorgiovasariproject/ Research contributors as partners and users are sought to provide support for ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2015, 20:27 by Ioannis Tzortzakakis
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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. 

What is user-generated content? 

The phrase was coined in 2005 meaning any data or media that is contributed by individual users of a website; abbreviated UGC; also called consumer-generated media, user-created content. (Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon)