Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man and his Times

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Not only a supremely gifted sculptor, painter, and poet, architect, Michelangelo was also an aristocrat who firmly believed in the ancient and noble origins of his family. Wallace offers a substantially new view of the artist. Michelangelo is universally recognized to be one of the greatest artists of all time.

In this vividly written biography, William E. Written from the words of michelangelo and his contemporaries, this biography not only tells his own stories but also brings to life the culture and society of Renaissance Florence and Rome. Michelangelo's ambitions are evident in his writing, influence, and occasionally say "no" to popes, as well as in his ability to befriend, and comportment, kings, dress, and princes.

Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man and his Times #ad - . Not since irving stone's novel the Agony and the Ecstasy has there been such a compelling and human portrayal of this remarkable yet credible human individual. The belief in his patrician status fueled his lifelong ambition to improve his family's financial situation and to raise the social standing of artists.

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Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture

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Universe #ad - With an engaging text by renowned Michelangelo scholar William E. Wallace, painting, architecture brings together in one exquisite volume the powerful sculptures, Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, the awe-inspiring paintings, and the classical architectural works of one of the greatest artists of all time.

Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture #ad - Including everything from his sculptures pietàs and david to his beautiful paintings of the Sistine Chapel and the Doni Tondo, and to more fully understand the artist who, through his work, the book provides an opportunity to view Michelangelo’s work as never before, spoke of his life and times. The stunning black-and-white photography of the sculptures is printed in four colors to bring out the rich details of the marble.

Deluxe leather bound Edition with Gold Foil Stamping and Art Onlay. The frescoes are specially printed on onion skin paper to recreate the actual appearance of light reflecting off of the plaster walls.

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The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

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Berkley #ad - His name—Michelangelo Buonarroti. His time—the turbulent renaissance, warring Popes, the years of poisoning princes, and the all-powerful de'Medici family. Signet. A masterpiece in its own right, this biographical novel offers a compelling portrait of one of the greatest artists the world has ever known.

His genius—a god-driven fury from which he wrested brilliant work that made a grasp for heaven unmatched in half a millennium. Peter's, michelangelo lives once more in the tempestuous, powerful pages of Irving Stone's towering triumph. Deluxe leather bound Edition with Gold Foil Stamping and Art Onlay. His loves—the frail and lovely daughter of Lorenzo de'Medici, his greatest love—the beautiful, and his last love, the ardent mistress of Marco Aldovrandi, unhappy Vittoria Colonna.

The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo #ad - . Irving stone’s classic biographical novel of Michelangelo—the #1 New York Times bestseller in which both the artist and the man are brought to vivid, captivating life. Creator of the david, painter of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, architect of the dome of St.

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Michelangelo: His Epic Life

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Penguin UK #ad - For decade after decade, he worked near the dynamic center of events: the vortex at which European history was changing from Renaissance to Counter Reformation. Deluxe leather bound Edition with Gold Foil Stamping and Art Onlay. In michelangelo, martin gayford describes what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti, and how he transformed forever our notion of what an artist could be.

Michelangelo: His Epic Life #ad - There was an epic sweep to Michelangelo's life. Few of his works—including the huge frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the marble giant David and the Last Judgment—were small or easy to accomplish. Signet. Like a hero of classical mythology—such as Hercules, whose statue Michelangelo carved in his youth—he was subject to constant trials and labors.

At 31 he was considered the finest artist in italy, by his enemies, to be an arrogant, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived and, uncouth, swindling miser.

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Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece

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Princeton University Press #ad - Anguished by the death of friends and discouraged by the loss of commissions to younger artists, this supreme painter and sculptor began carving his own tomb. Assessing the situation with his uncompromising eye and razor-sharp intellect, Michelangelo overcame the furious resistance of Church officials to persuade the Pope that it was time to start over.

In this richly illustrated book, leading michelangelo expert William Wallace sheds new light on this least familiar part of Michelangelo’s biography, revealing a creative genius who was also a skilled engineer and enterprising businessman. Peter’s deepened Michelangelo’s faith, Wallace shows. When the pope handed Michelangelo control of the St.

The untold story of michelangelo's final decades―and his transformation into one of the greatest architects of the Italian RenaissanceAs he entered his seventies, the great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo despaired that his productive years were past. Peter’s Basilica and other major buildings.

Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece #ad - It was at this unlikely moment that fate intervened to task Michelangelo with the most ambitious and daunting project of his long creative life. Michelangelo, god's architect is the first book to tell the full story of Michelangelo's final two decades, when the peerless artist refashioned himself into the master architect of St.

The challenge of building St. Fighting the intrigues of church politics and his own declining health, Michelangelo became convinced that he was destined to build the largest and most magnificent church ever conceived.

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Michelangelo. The Complete Paintings, Sculptures and Arch. Bibliotheca Universalis

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TASCHEN #ad - Ten richly illustrated chapters cover the artist’s paintings, and architecture, sculptures, including a close analysis of the artist’s tour de force frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Full-page reproductions and enlarged details allow readers to appreciate the finest details in the artist’s repertoire, his immense wealth, while the book’s biographical essay considers Michelangelo’s more personal traits and circumstances, his thirst for money and commissions, such as his solitary nature, and his skill as a property investor.

Michelangelo. The Complete Paintings, Sculptures and Arch. Bibliotheca Universalis #ad - Deluxe leather bound Edition with Gold Foil Stamping and Art Onlay. As a sculptor, draftsman, the achievements of this Italian master are unique―no artist before or after him has ever produced such a vast, multifaceted, painter, and architect, and wide-ranging œuvre. This fresh taschen edition traces Michelangelo’s ascent to the cultural elite of the Renaissance.

Taschen. Before reaching the tender age of 30, michelangelo Buonarroti 1475–1564 had already sculpted Pietà and David, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. Signet.

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Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces

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Simon & Schuster #ad - In the vast expanse of the Sistine Chapel ceiling he tells the epic story of Creation. During the final decades of his life, his hands too unsteady to wield the brush and chisel, he exercised his mind by raising the soaring vaults and dome of St. Miles unger narrates the life of this tormented genius through six of his greatest masterpieces.

Deluxe leather bound Edition with Gold Foil Stamping and Art Onlay. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse. A deeply human tribute to one of the most accomplished and fascinating figures inthe history of Western culture” The Boston Globe, Michelangelo brings to life the irascible, egotistical, and undeniably brilliant man whose artistry continues to amaze and inspire us after five hundred years.

This is the life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces: “The one indispensable guide for encountering Michelangelo on his home turf” The Dallas Morning News. Michelangelo stands alone as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture, a man who reinvented the practice of art itself.

Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces #ad - Each work expanded the expressive range of the medium, to the apocalyptic Last Judgment, from the Pietà carved by a brash young man of twenty-four, the work of an old man weighed down by the unimaginable suffering he had witnessed. In the gargantuan david he depicts man in the glory of his youth, while in the tombs he carved for his Medici overlords he offers perhaps history’s most sustained meditation on death and the afterlife of the soul.

Peter’s in a final tribute to his God. Signet.

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Leonardo da Vinci

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Deluxe leather bound Edition with Gold Foil Stamping and Art Onlay. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. So, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, too, left-handed, vegetarian, easily distracted, gay, and at times heretical.

The #1 new york times bestseller from walter isaacson brings leonardo da vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” The New Yorker. Based on thousands of pages from leonardo da vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson “deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo” San Francisco Chronicle in a narrative that connects his art to his science.

Leonardo da Vinci #ad - With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, botany, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, geology, and weaponry. Here, da vinci “comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious new biography…a vigorous, insightful portrait” The Washington Post.

He shows how leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, careful observation, such as passionate curiosity, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. Taschen. In the “luminous” daily beast leonardo da Vinci, Isaacson describes how Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity.

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

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Universe #ad - This book’s innovative design pairs stunning art reproductions with a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects and features captions that highlight the most important symbols and innovations of the Renaissance’s master painter, architect, and sculptor. Learn the secrets behind famous works such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, The Last Judgment, and David, Doni Tondo, as well as Bacchus, Battle of the Centaurs, and Bruges Madonna.

Discovering Michelangelo: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Michelangelo's Masterpieces #ad - Each work featured in discovering michelangelo: The Art Lover’s Guide to Understanding Michelangelo’s Masterpieces tells a story that becomes more fascinating as layer upon layer of symbolic meaning is revealed. Signet. Deluxe leather bound Edition with Gold Foil Stamping and Art Onlay. This exceptionally produced art book with die-cut windows and overlays identifies, decodes, and explains symbols hidden in Michelangelo’s works.

Taschen. Discover the full meaning behind fifty featured paintings, drawings, and sculptures in this unique volume celebrating Michelangelo.

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Lives of the Artists

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Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

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Metropolitan Museum of Art #ad - Bambach delivers a thorough and engaging narrative of the artist’s long career, beginning with his training under Ghirlandaio and Bertoldo and ending with his 17-year appointment as chief architect of St. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Guaranteed packaging. Taschen. Mint Condition. No quibbles returns.

. Catalog, metropolitan Museum of Art, art, Michelangelo. Deluxe leather bound Edition with Gold Foil Stamping and Art Onlay. Peter’s, the tomb of pope julius ii, other featured projects include the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and the architecture of the Campidoglio in Rome. Michelangelo’s theories of art are also explored, and new consideration is given to his personal life and affections and their effect on his creative output.

Magnificent in every way, this book will be the foremost publication about this remarkable artist for many years. In each thematic chapter, many for the first time, related drawings and other works are illustrated and discussed together, to provide new insights into Michelangelo’s creative process. In addition to St.

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer #ad - Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. A comprehensive and breathtakingly illustrated presentation of the genius of Michelangelo by the world’s leading expert on the artist The Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475–1564 was especially celebrated for his disegno, a term that embraces both drawing and conceptual design.

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