Noah Charney is an internationally best-selling author and professor of art history living in Slovenia. Ingrid Rowland is an award-winning author, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and a professor of history, classics, art, and architecture at the University of Notre Dame, based in Rome.
Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney give full measure to his [Georgia Vasari's] artistic skills (and the diplomatic adroitness he needed to exercise them) and place him again at the centre of 16th-century Italian art. -- Michael Prodger, Art Books of the Year 2017 - The Sunday Times ... absorbing... a page-turningly compelling overview of Giorgio Vasari and his age... -- Literary Review ... an insightful and gripping new book... Ms Rowland and Mr Charney draw a panoramic view of the art-world during the Renaissance, placing Vasari at the centre... This is an important book and long awaited. The authors have done a commendable job of returning to his rightful place the man who inflated the reputation of art and artists so successfully that he himself was squeezed out of the picture. -- The Economist The authors' greatest service to their subject is to reestablish him as a tireless artist and a central witness to an epic period of Italian history... -- The Sunday Times