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Michelangelo

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ISBN-10: 0714834831

ISBN-13: 9780714834832

Edition: 1997 (Revised)

Authors: Anthony Hughes, Sophie Behr, Pierre Clertant

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Phaidon Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/9/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

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