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Discovering Michelangelo The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Michelangelo's Masterpieces

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ISBN-10: 0789324431

ISBN-13: 9780789324436

Edition: 2012

Authors: William E. Wallace

List price: $45.00
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Based on the successful format of Discovering the Great Masters, this new book, Discovering Michelangelo: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding His Masterpieces, features 50 important paintings, drawings, and works of sculpture--including David and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel--full of symbolism that are decoded for the reader by one of the world's leading Michelangelo scholars. Each work featured in Discovering Michelangelo tells a story that becomes more fascinating as layer upon layer of symbolic meaning is revealed. A partial list of works is below: Battle of the Centaurs, Florence, Casa Buonarroti c. 1491-92 Bacchus, Florence, Bargello Museum, 1496-97 Pietà, Rome, St. Peter's,…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Publication date: 9/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 260
Size: 10.50" wide x 13.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.400
Language: English

An internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo, William E. Wallace is the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University, St Louis. He has received fellowships from Villa I Tatti, Harvard University's Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence, and the American Academy in Rome. The author of Michelangelo at San Lorenzo, he served as the principal consultant for The Divine Michelangelo, a two-part file produced by the BBC, and he recently completed a 36-lecture audiovisual course entitled 'The Genius of Michelangelo' for The Teaching Company.