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Michelangelo : a life on paper

Author: Leonard Barkan; Michelangelo Buonarroti; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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"Michelangelo is best known for great artistic achievements, but overlooked is the sheets composed with his own words. Here we can read the artist's marginal notes to his masterpieces; workaday memos to assistants and pupils; poetry and letters; and personal expressions of ambition and despair. This book will examine this intriguing interplay of words and images, providing insight into his life and work as never  Read more...
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Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo, Buonarroti
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Barkan; Michelangelo Buonarroti; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana.
ISBN: 9780691147666 0691147663
OCLC Number: 529958087
Description: xvi, 366 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Hieroglyphs of the mind --
On the same page --
Picture writing --
Making a name --
Crowded sheets --
Private in public --
Vat. lat. 3211 --
Drawing the line.
Responsibility: Leonard Barkan.

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Michelangelo is best known for great artistic achievements such as the Sistine ceiling, the Piet, and the dome of St Peter's. He not only filled hundreds of sheets of paper with drawings, sketches,  Read more...

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