The Life of Michelangelo / Edition 2

The Life of Michelangelo / Edition 2

by Hellmut Wohl
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0271018534

ISBN-13: 9780271018539

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Penn State University Press

Ascanio Condivi was a young pupil and assistant of Michelangelo's who gained the trust and confidence of the great artist. His biography of Michelangelo to a large extent h based on the artist's own words, tells the story of his life, his relationship with his patrons, his objectives as an artist, and his accomplishments, forming the basis of a biography that has been

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Ascanio Condivi was a young pupil and assistant of Michelangelo's who gained the trust and confidence of the great artist. His biography of Michelangelo to a large extent h based on the artist's own words, tells the story of his life, his relationship with his patrons, his objectives as an artist, and his accomplishments, forming the basis of a biography that has been central to the study of Michelangelo for four centuries. The significance of Condivi's text was recognized early on. Within fifteen years of its publication in 1553, Vasari incorporated much of it to correct and revise his biography of Michelangelo in the second edition of his Lives of the Artists. But, although Vasari knew Michelangelo well, the sculptor never confided in him to the source for the life of Michelangelo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271018539
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS
viii(4)
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION xii(1)
INTRODUCTION xiii
THE LIFE OF MICHELANGELO
1(110)
APPENDICES 111(12)
NOTES 123(26)
GLOSSARY OF ITALIAN TERMS AND MONETARY UNITS 149(2)
INDEX 151

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