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Michelangelo : the artist, the man, and his times

Author: William E Wallace; Michelangelo Buonarroti
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
Overview: Michelangelo is universally recognized to be one of the greatest artists of all time. In this vividly written biography, William E. Wallace offers a substantially new view of the artist. Not only a supremely gifted sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, Michelangelo was also an aristocrat who firmly believed in the ancient and noble origins of his family. The belief in his patrician status fueled his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Wallace; Michelangelo Buonarroti
ISBN: 9781107673694 1107673690
OCLC Number: 751822738
Description: xvi, 401 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Rome, 1496 --
2. Aristocrat of artists --
3. Rise to prominence --
4. Papal summons --
5. Rome, 1508-1516 --
6. Florence, 1515-1525 --
7. A week in the life --
8. Florence, 1525-1534 --
9. Rome, 1534-1542 --
10. Rome, 1542-1545 --
11. Papal architect, Rome, 1546-1549 --
12. new friends, diminishing family --
13. St. Peter's --
14. Late work, long life --
15. Final years --
16. Return to Florence --
Popes during Michelangelo's life --
Color plates follow page xvi.
Responsibility: by William E. Wallace.


Wallace offers a new view of Michelangelo. Not only a sculptor, painter, architect and poet, he was also an aristocrat who believed in the noble origins of his family. This biography tells his own  Read more...


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