Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574)

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Author name: Giorgio Vasari.
(1511, Arezzo, Italy -1574, Florence, Italy). Italian painter, architect, and writer. Though he was a prolific painter in the Mannerist style, he is more highly regarded as an architect (he designed the Uffizi Palace, now the Uffizi Gallery), but even his architecture is overshadowed by his writings.