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Michelangelo's David : Florentine history and civic identity

Author: John T Paoletti; Rolf Bagemihl
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes a new look at the interpretations of, and the historical information surrounding, Michelangelo's David. New documentary materials discovered by Rolf Bagemihl add to the early history of the stone block that became the David and provide an identity for the painted terracotta colossus that stood on the cathedral buttresses for which Michelangelo's statue was to be a companion. The David, with its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo; Michelangelo, Buonarroti
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John T Paoletti; Rolf Bagemihl
ISBN: 9781107043596 110704359X 9781107043596 110704359X
OCLC Number: 888401511
Language Note: Main text in English, original documents transcribed in Latin and Italian.
Description: xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. The commission and history of the David --
2. David, narrative ambiguity, and the competition with antiquity --
3. The David and sculpture at the cathedral --
4. David and the symbols of the state at the Palazzo della Signoria --
5. Naked men in piazza --
Appendix A: Concerning Michelangelo's David and other related commissions --
Appendix B: Report of the commission to advise on the placement of the David: transcription and translation.
Responsibility: John T. Paoletti ; with documents newly transcribed and edited by Rolf Bagemihl.
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This book presents new archival sources, suggests new interpretations of the David, and connects the statue to contemporary historical events in Florence.  Read more...

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