Michelangelo: A Biography

Michelangelo: A Biography

by George Bull
     
 

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Much has been written about the paintings and sculptures of Michelangelo, arguably the greatest artist of the Renaissance. But what about the man? In this revealing look at the Florentine genius, acclaimed author George Bull traces the life and spiritual quest of Michelangelo, drawing a fuller portrait of the man himself. In all his work, Michelangelo impressed his

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Much has been written about the paintings and sculptures of Michelangelo, arguably the greatest artist of the Renaissance. But what about the man? In this revealing look at the Florentine genius, acclaimed author George Bull traces the life and spiritual quest of Michelangelo, drawing a fuller portrait of the man himself. In all his work, Michelangelo impressed his contemporaries as a forceful personality, a divine genius endowed with terrabilita, or intense emotional power. Often portrayed as a solitary and austere figure, he in fact enjoyed a wide range of friendships. And it is those whom he loved and hated, served or resisted, who are presented here-- from his family and fellow artists to the popes, nobles, and rulers of Europe. George Bull presents the life of Michelangelo in the round, bringing before the reader a towering genius whose versatility and originality are constantly being rediscovered.

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“A gripping new biography.” —The Sunday Times (London)

“A thorough and informative book.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A complex and contradictory Michelangelo emerges.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312187460
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
1,026,348
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.14(d)

Meet the Author

George Bull is an Oxford-educated author and a journalist. He has been the foreign news editor of the Financial Times. He is also a renowned translator and has written extensively on the Renaissance. He lives in London.

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