A Life in Six Masterpieces

Book - 2014
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"The life of perhaps the most famous, most revolutionary artist in history, told through the stories of six of his magnificent masterpieces"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2014
Edition: First hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451678741
Branch Call Number: 709.2 Miche -U
Characteristics: ix, 432 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps
Additional Contributors: Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564


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ChristchurchLib Sep 22, 2014

"Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti created stunning works of art that elicited wonder in his day; his techniques and the immediate success of his pieces changed Europe's concept of "artist" from craftsman for hire to visionary creative talent. Organising this compelling biography around six of Michelangelo's greatest works, art historian Miles Unger traces the progress of the artist's achievements, from the dazzling Pietà he created in 1498-99 to his designs for St. Peter's Basilica (built after his death). Unger explores Roman and Florentine politics of the time, aesthetic controversies provoked by Michelangelo's innovations, facets of his personal life as revealed through correspondence, and other riveting details. Biography and art history fans won't want to miss this insightful account." Biography and Memoir September 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/4d9a94c7-443c-40a7-a017-c9b011701dcd?postId=251ef700-1b07-4a42-b9b1-8e9e8cbbbd1a

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