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9780300118612 (hardcover, v. 1) :
0300118619 (hardcover, v. 1) :
|| Includes bibliographical references (p. -415) and index.
|| 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.
|| Volume 1 is the first book in a two-volume history of the great artist; it covers his early life and rise to prominence in Italy. This study of Michelangelo's extraordinary career follows the artist from his apprenticeship in Ghirlandaio's workshop to his definitive move to Rome in 1534, when at the age of fifty-nine, 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 also began the monumental tomb for Pope Julius II in Rome, and be became one of the most sought-after artists of all time. Written by a Michelangelo scholar, this 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 fresh 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. Volume 2 will address the last thirty years of Michelangelo's life, the Roman period. -- from Book Jacket, v.1
|| Achievement of fame, 1475-1534
"Michelangelo. the achievement of fame, 1475-1534."
New Haven, Conn. ;
Yale University Press,