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André Chastel (15 November 1912, Paris - 18 July 1990, Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French art historian, author of an important work on the Italian Renaissance.

He was a professor at the Collège de France, where he held the chair of art and civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy, from 1970 to 1984, he was elected a member of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres in 1975.

Publications

  • Léonard de Vinci par lui-même, Édit. Nagel, 1952
  • Marsile Ficin et l'art, Droz, Genève, 1954
  • L'Art italien, 1956 (reprinted: 1982, 1989, 1995; Italian translation: 1957-1958, English translation: 1963)
  • Botticelli, Silvana, Milan, 1957
  • Art et Humanisme à Florence au temps de Laurent le Magnifique, P.U.F, 1959, 1961, 1982
  • L'Âge de l'humanisme (with Robert Klein), Éditions de la connaissance, Bruxelles, 1963
  • Le Grand Atelier d'Italie, 1460-1500, Gallimard, 1965
  • Renaissance méridionale, 1460-1500, Gallimard, 1965
  • Le Mythe de la Renaissance, 1420-1520, Skira, Genève, 1969
  • La Crise de la Renaissance, 1520-1600, Skira, Genève, 1969
  • Fables, formes, figures (2 volumes), Flammarion, 1978
  • L'image dans le miroir, Gallimard, 1980
  • Grotesque, l'Arpenteur, 1980
  • Chronique de la peinture italienne à la Renaissance, 1250-1580, 1983
  • Le sac de Rome, Gallimard, 1984
  • L'Illustre Incomprise, Mona Lisa, Gallimard, 1988
  • Histoire de l'art français, 4 volumes, 1992-1996
  • La Pala ou le Retable italien des origines à 1500, 1993
  • La gloire de Raphaël ou le triomphe d’Éros, RMN, 1995
  • Giorgio Vasari, les Vies des meilleurs peintres sculpteurs et architectes, French translation of Lives of the Artists with notes, edited by André Chastel, Paris, Berger-Levrault, "Arts" collection, 12 vol., 1981-1989. Reissued, Actes Sud, "Thesaurus" collection, 2 vol., 2005.




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