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A Portrait of the Greatest Artist of the Italian Renaissance

By William E. Wallace (Author)


Format Hardcover



A Portrait of the Greatest Artist of the Italian Renaissance

by William E. Wallace



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
Michelangelo explores the tumultuous life of the fascinating sculptor, painter, poet, architect . . . and genius.
The statue of David. The Pietà. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. All iconic renaissance masterpieces, and all created by Michelangelo. Written by a world-renowned expert, this magnificent portrait of the artist examines Michelangelo’s unusual beginnings, tracking his meteoric rise to fame and brash, difficult-to-work-with attitude. In addition to beautiful photos of Michelangelo’s varied works, it includes images of meaningful memorabilia from his life: personal letters, preliminary sketches, sonnets, and even his birth certificate. Michelangelo paints a vivid picture of an exceptional yet deeply human individual and the remarkable times in which he lived.

Reissue of The Treasures of Michelangelo in a new format, with previously removable documents now shown in photographs.

William E. Wallace is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo who is currently the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University in St Louis. He has published extensively on Renaissance art: in addition to more than 80 articles, book chapters, and essays, he is the author or editor of six books on Michelangelo, including the award-winning Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting and Architecture (1998). He was among the experts consulted by the Vatican about the restoration of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in the 1990s.

Pub Date: 10/1/2019

ISBN: 9780233005638

Price: $35.00

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 160 pages, 170 color & b-w photos & illus.

Trim: 9.625 x 11.125 Inches

Territories: US Only

Category: Biography/Autobiography / Historical

Publisher: Carlton Books