Michelangelo

ISBN-10: 0714834831
ISBN-13: 9780714834832
Edition: 1997 (Revised)
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Description: A rebellious youth who chose a career as an artist against his father'sishes, Michelangelo (1475-1564) went on to be recognized as one of theutstanding talents of his age. Such was the degree of fame and wealth thate acquired that he became a legend  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Phaidon Press Limited
Publication date: 9/12/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

A rebellious youth who chose a career as an artist against his father'sishes, Michelangelo (1475-1564) went on to be recognized as one of theutstanding talents of his age. Such was the degree of fame and wealth thate acquired that he became a legend within his own lifetime. In the centuriesince his death his work has been almost universally admired, and he has beenast as the prototype for artistic genius.;In this introduction to thertist's life and work, Anthony Hughes employs the latest evidence fromesearch and restoration projects to take a fresh look at what Michelangeloas and what he has become.;Setting Michelangelo within the political andocial world he inhabited, Hughes interprets his work not only as thexpression of an individual sensiblity but also as the results of oftenifficult transactions between artist and clients. He gives us an account ofhe full range of Michelangelo's creative endeavours, in the processxploring the artist's relations with family and friends, his sexuality andis position in the 16th-century world.

Introduction
Citizens from a Noble Line: Early Life and Family Status
These Great Masters: Looking for New Patrons
Readiness and Triumph: Serving the Florentine Republic 1501-1505
Strong, Violent and Difficult to Manage: Working for Pope Julius II
The Return of the Medici: Michelangelo's First Architecture
Many Things Shall be Done: The Chapel and Library at San Lorenzo
A Knight at Arms: The Resurrection of the Body
Julius Laid to Rest: The Tomb and the Last Paintings and Sculptures
How Much Blood Costs: The Final Years
The Unfinished Task: Making Sense of Michelangelo
Glossary
Brief Biographies
Key Dates
Map
Further Reading
Index
Acknowledgements

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