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Michelangelo

The Artist, the Man, and His Times
Wallace, William E. (Book - 2011 )
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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 lifelong ambition to improve his family's financial situation and to raise the social standing of artists. Michelangelo's ambitions are evident in his writing, dress, and comportment, as well as in his ability to befriend, influence, and occasionally say "no" to popes, kings, and princes. Written from the words of Michelangelo and his contemporaries, this biography not only tells his own stories but also brings to life the culture and society of Renaissance Florence and Rome. Not since Irving Stone's novel The Agony and the Ecstasy has there been such a compelling and human portrayal of this remarkable yet credible human individual.
Authors: Wallace, William E.
Title: Michelangelo
the artist, the man, and his times
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Characteristics: xvi, 401 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Summary: 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 lifelong ambition to improve his family's financial situation and to raise the social standing of artists. Michelangelo's ambitions are evident in his writing, dress, and comportment, as well as in his ability to befriend, influence, and occasionally say "no" to popes, kings, and princes. Written from the words of Michelangelo and his contemporaries, this biography not only tells his own stories but also brings to life the culture and society of Renaissance Florence and Rome. Not since Irving Stone's novel The Agony and the Ecstasy has there been such a compelling and human portrayal of this remarkable yet credible human individual.
Additional Contributors: Michelangelo Buonarroti - 1475-1564
ISBN: 1107673690
9781107673694
Branch Call Number: 709.2 Mic
Statement of Responsibility: by William E. Wallace
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Artists Italy Biography Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Topical Term: Artists
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