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Michelangelo

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ISBN13: 9783822830550
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Renaissance man: Michelangelo as never seen before. Before reaching the tender age of thirty, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already sculpted David and Pieta, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. Like fellow Florentine Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo was a shining star of the Renaissance and a genius of consummate virtuosity. His achievements as a sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and architect are unique- no artist before or after him has ever produced such a vast, multi-faceted, and wideranging oeuvre. Only a handful of other painters and sculptors have attained a comparable social status and enjoyed a similar artistic freedom. This is demonstrated not only by the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel but also by Michelangelo's monumental sculptures and his unconventional architectural designs, whose forms went far beyond the accepted vocabulary of his day. Such was his talent that Michelangelo was considered a demigod by his contemporaries and was the subject of two biographies during his lifetime. Adoration of this remarkable man's work has only increased on the intervening centuries. Following the success of our XL title Leonardo da Vinci, TASCHEN brings you this massive tome that explores Michelangelo's life and work in more depth and detail then ever before. The first part concentrates on the life of Michelangelo via an extensive and copiously illustrated biographical essay; the main body of the book presents his owrk in four parts providing a complete analytical inventory of Michelangelo's paintings, sculptures, buildings and drawings. Grorgeous, full page reproductions and enlarged details bring readers up close to the works. This sumptuous tome also takes account, to a previously unseen extent, of Michelangelo's more personal traits and circumstances, such as his solitary nature, his thirst for money and commissions, his miserliness, his immense wealth, and his skill as a property investor. In addition, the book tackles the controversial issue of the attribution of Michelangelo drawings, an area in which decisions continue to be steered by the interests of the art market and the major collections. This is the definitive volume about Michelangelo for generations to come.

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This massive tome explores Michelangelo's life and work in more depth and detail than ever before. Gorgeous, full page reporductions and enlarged details bring readers up close to the works. This is the definitive volume about Michelangelo for generations to come.

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Renaissance man: Michelangelo as never seen before The complete work ? sculpture, painting, architecture, drawings Before reaching the tender age of thirty, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already sculpted David and Pi?ta, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. Like fellow Florentine Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo was a shining star of the Renaissance and a genius of consummate virtuosity. Sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, he brought such an unparalleled passion and unique style to his work that his imitators spawned a movement ? Mannerism ? in their quest to replicate his special touch. His crown achievement, the breathtaking paintings on the altar wall and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, is seen by millions of visitors each year. Such was his talent that Michelangelo was considered a demigod by his contemporaries and was the subject of two biographies during his lifetime. Adoration of this remarkable man's work has only increased on the intervening centuries. Following the success of our XL title Leonardo da Vinci, TASCHEN brings you this massive tome that explores Michelangelo's life and work in more depth and detail than ever before. The first part concentrates on the life and work of Michelangelo in text and images; then the main body of the book presents his complete paintings, sculptures, drawings, and architectural plans. Gorgeous, full page reproductions and enlarged details bring readers up close to the works. This is the definitive volume about Michelangelo for generations to come.

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Marco Lalama, May 16, 2008 (view all comments by Marco Lalama)
"Beautiful" describes this book. The content of the book -as little as I could read at the first browsing- is profound, yet accessible and understandable for the amateur.

The printing of the book is astounding in respect to size and quality of the paper and printing. The spreads are impecable. It is worth noting that two different types of paper were used in the book. The first section is high quality brilliant couche, while the second part (the one that reffers to the catalogs) is on a different kind. This detail adds to the quality of the book.

Highly recommended. Great value for the price.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9783822830550
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
Individual Artist
Author:
Zollner, Frank
Author:
Thoenes, Christof
Author:
Popper, Thomas
Subject:
History - Renaissance
Subject:
European
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Hardback - sewn
Publication Date:
20071001
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
19.75x12.50x3.25 in. 1.91 lbs.

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This massive tome explores Michelangelo's life and work in more depth and detail than ever before. Gorgeous, full page reporductions and enlarged details bring readers up close to the works. This is the definitive volume about Michelangelo for generations to come.
"Synopsis" by , Renaissance man: Michelangelo as never seen before The complete work ? sculpture, painting, architecture, drawings Before reaching the tender age of thirty, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already sculpted David and Pi?ta, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. Like fellow Florentine Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo was a shining star of the Renaissance and a genius of consummate virtuosity. Sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, he brought such an unparalleled passion and unique style to his work that his imitators spawned a movement ? Mannerism ? in their quest to replicate his special touch. His crown achievement, the breathtaking paintings on the altar wall and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, is seen by millions of visitors each year. Such was his talent that Michelangelo was considered a demigod by his contemporaries and was the subject of two biographies during his lifetime. Adoration of this remarkable man's work has only increased on the intervening centuries. Following the success of our XL title Leonardo da Vinci, TASCHEN brings you this massive tome that explores Michelangelo's life and work in more depth and detail than ever before. The first part concentrates on the life and work of Michelangelo in text and images; then the main body of the book presents his complete paintings, sculptures, drawings, and architectural plans. Gorgeous, full page reproductions and enlarged details bring readers up close to the works. This is the definitive volume about Michelangelo for generations to come.
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