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Michelangelo : a tormented life

Author: Antonio Forcellino; Allan Cameron
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : English edView all editions and formats
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This biography recounts the extraordinary life of one of the most creative figures in Western culture, weaving together the multiple threads of Michelangelo's life and times with a brilliant analysis of his greatest works.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Forcellino; Allan Cameron
ISBN: 9780745640068 0745640060
OCLC Number: 755889873
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: "First published in Italian as: Michelangelo : Una vita inquieta. Gius : Laterza & Figli, 2005"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 344 pages, [32] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: * List of Figures * Introduction * Chapter One Childhood * Chapter Two The Youthful Genius * Chapter Three At the Court of Julius II * Chapter Four Back and forth between Rome and * Florence * Chapter Five At the call of the Medicis * Chapter Six Michelangelo s glasses * Chapter Seven The Pauline Chapel * Chapter Eight No more illusions * Notes * Index
Responsibility: Antonio Forcellino ; translated by Allan Cameron.

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