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The Life of Michel Angelo

Vasari, Giorgio (Book - 2006 )
The Life of Michel Angelo

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is perhaps the greatest artist in the entire Western tradition. In painting, sculpture, and architecture, he created works that went beyond anything imagined before. The David, the Sistine Ceiling, The Last Judgment : these works have lost none of their awe-inspiring power. Michelangelo's impact was immediate, and he achieved a level of fame and influence that was unprecedented. It is not surprising, therefore, that the painter Giorgio Vasari made him the culmination of his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects , the first true work of art history. The biography printed here, from Vasari's much improved second edition, draws a picture of the man and the artist that has an immediacy and authority that are unsurpassed.
Authors: Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574
Title: The life of Michel Angelo
Publisher: London :, Pallas Athene,, 2006
Characteristics: 223 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,15 cm
Notes: "This edition of Vasari's Life of Michelangelo is based on the text of the second edition of 1568, translated by A. B. Hinds"--T.p. verso
Additional Contributors: Hemsoll, David
Alternate Title: Life of Michelangelo
ISBN: 1843680114
Branch Call Number: 921 Miche
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