Il Gigante: Michelangelo, Florence, and the David 1492-1504 / Edition 1

Il Gigante: Michelangelo, Florence, and the David 1492-1504 / Edition 1

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by Anton Gill
     
 

British Praise for Il Gigante:

"There is certainly nothing rushed about this excellent account of the world's greatest sculptor... Through Gill's sensitive and accessible reading of the David in particular we can perhaps feel a little closer to [Michelangelo]... It would be well-deserved if this book is as successful as those by [Dava] Sobel and [Ross]

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British Praise for Il Gigante:

"There is certainly nothing rushed about this excellent account of the world's greatest sculptor... Through Gill's sensitive and accessible reading of the David in particular we can perhaps feel a little closer to [Michelangelo]... It would be well-deserved if this book is as successful as those by [Dava] Sobel and [Ross] King - Gill is a perceptive and accessible critic"

- Sunday Herald

"A few pages into Anton Gill's new book and any readers who have never seen a Renaissance painting or sculpture will be packing their bags and heading for Italy. Not a page goes by without the excitement and drama of this period catching at your imagination... A compelling story that is well told."

- Country Living

"Gill's project may be ambitious, but his style and approach are aimed firmly at the general reader. In this he succeeds admirably and as an introduction to the Italian Renaissance Il Gigante could hardly be bettered."

- Daily Mail

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312314439
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/05/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,406,337
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Map: Italy c. 1500
Foreword1
List of Illustrations3
Prelude5
Ch. 1A Prince and a City25
Ch. 2A Birth and a Beginning77
Ch. 3Tumult115
Ch. 4Travels129
Ch. 5The Monk145
Ch. 6Rome163
Ch. 7The Sling and the Bow199
Ch. 8The Triumph of David229
Ch. 9Il Gigante265
Ch. 10Departure301
Select Bibliography325
Index329

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