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The life & times of Michelangelo

Author: Maria Luisa Rizzatti; Enzo Orlandi; C J Richards, (Translator)
Publisher: Milano : Arnoldo Mondadori Editore ; Philadelphia : Curtis Pub. Co., ©1967.
Series: Portraits of greatness (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sculptor, painter, architect and poet, Michelangelo was all these and much more. He was the perfect prototype of the Renaissance artist who succeeded in giving the full measure of his genius in all his fields of endeavor. The influence he exerted on contemporary art is immeasurable. He was an artistic and moral giant in an epoch crowded with outstanding men. - p. 75.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Luisa Rizzatti; Enzo Orlandi; C J Richards, (Translator)
OCLC Number: 48526610
Language Note: Translated into English from original Italian.
Description: 75 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
Contents: A wild and solitary youth --
The Florence of the Medici --
A garden of stone --
Classical influences --
The choice between good and evil --
Was this the face of his mother? --
A friendship of titans --
Colossus between mountains and sky --
Rivalries : Leonardo and Raphael --
Bramante : a bitter feud --
The genius of an age --
Four years of torture : the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel --
Arrival of the Lord, borne on the wind --
A world of giants --
Bodies blown by the winds of catastrophe --
The terrible old men --
The mystery of the prophecies --
A grave for four great men --
Vacant stare of the gods --
"Then wake me not" --
The glorification of man --
Man's grief --
Michelangelo's private life --
Rebel and deserter --
The evening star --
The imprint of genius --
Sculpture and painting : two facets of one art --
A great spiritual restlessness --
The enigma of the uncompleted works --
The great secret work --
No rest for the aged artist --
"I have known every shame and suffered every hardship."
Series Title: Portraits of greatness (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Other Titles: Life and times of Michelangelo
Responsibility: General editor, Enzo Orlandi ; Text by Maria Luisa Rizzatti ; Translator, C.J. Richards.

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Sculptor, painter, architect and poet, Michelangelo was all these and much more. He was the perfect prototype of the Renaissance artist who succeeded in giving the full measure of his genius in all his fields of endeavor. The influence he exerted on contemporary art is immeasurable. He was an artistic and moral giant in an epoch crowded with outstanding men. - p. 75.

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