The Giorgio Vasari Project: A short note

According to a diagram generated using Google Ngram Viewer, a word frequency search machine (, the phrase / name “Giorgio Vasari” receives almost every 100 years a renewed interest in the English speaking world, having its high-pick in the dates 1755 and 1850-5. For instance, in the year 1850, Mrs Jonathan Foster, in London, had circulated the first of a five volume translation of Le Vite from the publishing house of Henry G. Bohn, found in York street in Covent Garden.[1] 

In addition, according to the same diagram currently the research interest of Giorgio Vasari is gradually increasing.

The Florentine Giorgio Vasari from Arezzo (30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) has been largely considered one of the founding members of history of art since the turn of the 20th century. The corpus of his written work consists a basic part in the education of an art historian; and a fundamental tool in the quiver of a renaissance scholar.

The Giorgio Vasari Project is a user-generated content project[2]and a resources collection website found at The same project aims primarily to act as a free open access and collaborative (and participative) repository of references, sources and resources; a starting point of research not only for Vasari, but also for art history and renaissance studies.

Its main scope lays into collecting, for further research, reference and study, all literature on Vasari - the painter, the architect, the writer, the historical and political figure - and his work.

The categories so far recognized are: Project Announcements, Archives, Audiobooks, Broadcasts and Podcasts, Comics & Art Spoofs, Conferences & Seminars, Dictionary entries, Ephemera, Exhibitions, Fiction, Images repositories, In our daily press, Lectures, Letters, Miscellaneous, Motion pictures (Fiction and factual), Primary bibliography (Primary sources, Translations), Secondary bibliography (Articles, Books and their reviews, Dissertations & Theses, Miscellaneous), Research programmes, Short notes, Software, Websites.

Further, research contributors as partners and users are sought to provide support for The Giorgio Vasari Project.  All Research contributors will be acknowledged as Scientific committee, Research contributors and Institutional partners depending on the level of commitment and participation.

Contact & Contribute.  Share with all your event or any related data. Write your short note to be published in the Short Notes category of the project. More importantly, you could send us comments and suggestions. To learn more, visit

[1]See: Charles Davis (2013) Vasari in England: An episode Was Mrs. Foster a plagiarist? urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-artdok-21795 (last accessed 12/01/16).
[2] 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. ('s 21st Century Lexicon). See: Chua, Tat-Seng; Juanzi, Li; Moens, Marie-Francine (2014) Mining user generated content, Chapman and Hall/CRC

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