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271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The first publication to consider the relationship between these two major artists of the High Renaissance Through most of Michelangelo's working life, one of his closest colleagues was the great Venetian painter Sebastiano del Piombo (1485--1541). The two men met in Rome in 1511, shortly after Sebastiano's arrival from his native city, and while Michelangelo was based in Florence from 1516 to 1534 Sebastiano remained one of his Roman confidants, painting several works after partial designs by him. This landmark publication is about the artists' extraordinary professional alliance and the friendship that underpinned it. It situates them in the dramatic context of their time, tracing their evolving artistic relationship through more than three decades of creative dialogue. Matthias Wivel and other leading scholars investigate Michelangelo's profound influence on Sebastiano and the Venetian artist's highly original interpretation of his friend's formal and thematic concerns. The lavishly illustrated text examines their shared preoccupation with the depiction of death and resurrection, primarily in the life of Christ, through a close analysis of drawings, paintings, and sculpture. The book also brings the austerely beautiful work of Sebastiano to a new audience, offering a reappraisal of this less famous but most accomplished artist.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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384 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Michelangelo is considered one of the greatest poets of the sixteenth century. He also filled hundreds of sheets of paper with exquisite drawings, many of which went on to become some of the most celebrated masterpieces of all-time. Organized chronologically, this collection combines the artist's own words with his sketches and finished artwork. His letters about the Sistine Chapel and Pope Julius, for example, will be illustrated with sketches he would have been working on at the time he was writing. The writing and art is selected by Carolyn Vaughan, former editor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who provides fascinating commentary and insights into the material throughout the book.
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407 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm + 1 USB card
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399 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
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215 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
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215 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
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7. Michelangelo [2011 - ]

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v. : ill. (some col.), ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
  • v. 1. The achievement of fame, 1475-1534.
  • Volume 1 Contents:
  • Florentine origins
  • The first Roman encounter
  • Return to Florence
  • The artist and Pope Julius
  • The Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • After Pope Julius
  • Pope Leo and Florence
  • Undertakings in Rome and Florence
  • A vulnerable artist
  • Florentine epilogue.
This remarkable book is the first of two volumes in what will be the definitive modern biography of Michelangelo. An illuminating study of Michelangelo's extraordinary career, it follows the artist from his apprenticeship in Ghirlandaio's workshop to his final move to Rome in 1534, when, at the age of 59, he left behind his native Florence, never to return. During these years he created such outstanding works as the marble Pieta, the giant marble David, commissioned for the cathedral in Florence, the Sistine Ceiling frescoes, and the new sacristy and library for the Medici family at San Lorenzo. He began the monumental tomb for Pope Julius II in Rome, and he became one of the most sought-after artists of the early 16th century. Written by the leading Michelangelo scholar, this prodigiously informative account benefits from recent archival discoveries and restorations, and is enriched by material from the long-awaited editions of the artist's correspondence and artistic contracts. The wealth of new information enables light to be shed on the genesis of Michelangelo's works in sculpture, painting, and architecture, and on his complex psychological relations with his family, friends, and powerful patrons.
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xvi, 366 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
  • Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Chapter 1: Hieroglyphs of the Mind 1 Chapter 2: O n the Same Page 35 Chapter 3: Picture Writing 69 Chapter 4: Making a Name 97 Chapter 5: Crowded Sheets 127 Chapter 6: Private in Public 173 Chapter 7: V at. lat. 3211 235 Chapter 8: Drawing the Line 287 Notes 305 Credits 353 Index 357.
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Michelangelo is best known for great artistic achievements such as the Sistine ceiling, the David, the Piet, and the dome of St. Peter's. Yet throughout his seventy-five year career, he was engaged in another artistic act that until now has been largely overlooked: he not only filled hundreds of sheets of paper with exquisite drawings, sketches, and doodles, but also, on fully a third of these sheets, composed his own words. Here we can read the artist's marginal notes to his most enduring masterpieces; workaday memos to assistants and pupils; poetry and letters; and achingly personal expressions of ambition and despair surely meant for nobody's eyes but his own. Michelangelo: A Life on Paper is the first book to examine this intriguing interplay of words and images, providing insight into his life and work as never before. This sumptuous volume brings together more than two hundred stunning, museum-quality reproductions of Michelangelo's most private papers, many in color. Accompanying them is Leonard Barkan's vivid narrative, which explains the important role the written word played in the artist's monumental public output. What emerges is a wealth of startling juxtapositions: perfectly inscribed sonnets and tantalizing fragments, such as "Have patience, love me, sufficient consolation"; careful notations listing money spent for chickens, oxen, and funeral rites for the artist's father; a beautiful drawing of a Madonna and child next to a mock love poem that begins, "You have a face sweeter than boiled grape juice, and a snail seems to have passed over it." Magnificently illustrated and superbly detailed, this book provides a rare and intimate look at how Michelangelo's artistic genius expressed itself in words as well as pictures.
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263 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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414 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
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31 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
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xvi, 401 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Introduction-- Note to the reader-- 1. Rome 1496-- 2. Aristocrat of artists-- 3. Rise to prominence-- 4. Papal summons-- 5. Rome 1508-1516-- 6. Florence 1515-1525-- 7. A week in the life-- 8. Florence 1525-1534-- Part II: 9. Rome 1534-42-- 10. Rome 1542-45-- 11. Papal architect, Rome 1546-49-- 12. New friends, diminishing family-- 13. St. Peter's-- 14. Late work, long life-- 15. Final years-- 16. Return to Florence.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521111997 20160528
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521111997 20160528
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415 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
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167 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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271 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
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358 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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190 p. (1 folded) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
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123 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
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236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
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149 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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