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Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

Author: Andrew Graham-Dixon; Michelangelo Buonarroti
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his new study of Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel, Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the fascinating human story behind its creation. He analyses its many layers of meaning and teases out the multitude of ambiguities that lurk within its imagery of timeless magnificence.
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Genre/Form: Illustrations
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Graham-Dixon; Michelangelo Buonarroti
ISBN: 9781602393684 1602393680
OCLC Number: 236314480
Notes: "A Herman Graf book."
Description: xv, 207 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Michelangelo Buonarroti and his the Sistine Chapel ceiling --
I. The Genesis cycle, first triad --
II. The Genesis cycle, second triad --
III. The Genesis cycle, last triad --
IV. The four spandrel paintings --
V. The imaginary architecture, the bronze figures, the ignudi --
VI . The ancestors of Christ --
VII. The prophets and sibyls --
The Last Judgement, and other endings --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Illustration acknowledgements --
Index --
The Genesis cycle. 1. The separation of light and darkness --
2. The creation of the sun, moon and plants --
3. The creation of life in the waters --
4. The creation of Adam --
5. The creation of Eve --
6. The temptation and expulsion from Paradise --
7. The deluge --
8. The sacrifice of Noah --
9. The drunkenness of Noah --
The spandrel paintings --
The prophets and sibyls --
10. David and Goliath --
11. Judith and Holofernes --
12. The Death of Haman --
13. The brazen serpent --
14. Libyan Sibyl --
15. Daniel --
16. Cumaean Sibyl --
17. Isaiah --
18. Delphic Sibyl --
19. Zechariah --
20. Joel --
21. Erythraean Sibyl --
22. Ezekiel --
23. Persian Sibyl --
24. Jeremiah.
Responsibility: Andrew Graham-Dixon.
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In his new study of Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel, Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the fascinating human story behind its creation. He analyses its many layers of meaning and teases out the multitude of ambiguities that lurk within its imagery of timeless magnificence.

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