Debussy, Busoni, Ives. All modern composers of the first order. Their most important contributions to culture were musical rather than literary; but when three highly successful practitioners of the musical art commit to writing their views on the nature and value of that art, the result is certain to be rewarding and stimulating.
Translated with an introduction by George Bull and Notes on the artists by Peter Murray. In writing his Lives, Vasari revealed a literary talent that matched, or even outshone, his abilities as an artist and architect.