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Michelangelo's sculpture : selected essays

Author: Leo Steinberg; Sheila Schwartz
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leo Steinberg was one of the most original and daring art historians of the twentieth century, known for taking interpretative risks that challenged the profession by overturning reigning orthodoxies. In essays and lectures that ranged from old masters to contemporary art, he combined scholarly erudition with an eloquent prose that illuminated his subject and a credo that privileged the visual evidence of the image  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Steinberg; Sheila Schwartz
ISBN: 9780226482576 022648257X
OCLC Number: 1002692772
Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Richard Neer --
The metaphors of love and birth in Michelangelo's Pietàs --
The Roman Pietà: Michelangelo at twenty-three --
Michelangelo's Medici Madonna and related works --
Body and symbol in the Medici Madonna --
Michelangelo's Florentine Pietà: the missing leg twenty years after --
The Michelangelo next door --
Shrinking Michelangelo --
Michelangelo and the doctors --
What would you ask Michelangelo?
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Leo Steinberg ; edited by Sheila Schwartz.

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Michelangelo's Sculpture is the first in a series of volumes of Steinberg's selected writings and unpublished lectures, edited by his longtime associate Sheila Schwartz.  Read more...

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