Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture

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With an engaging text by renowned Michelangelo scholar William E. Wallace, Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture brings together in one exquisite volume the powerful sculptures, the awe-inspiring paintings, and the classical architectural works of one of the greatest artists of all time. Including everything from his sculptures Pietàs and David to his beautiful paintings of the Sistine Chapel and the Doni Tondo, the book provides an opportunity to view Michelangelo’s work as never before, ...
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Overview

With an engaging text by renowned Michelangelo scholar William E. Wallace, Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture brings together in one exquisite volume the powerful sculptures, the awe-inspiring paintings, and the classical architectural works of one of the greatest artists of all time. Including everything from his sculptures Pietàs and David to his beautiful paintings of the Sistine Chapel and the Doni Tondo, the book provides an opportunity to view Michelangelo’s work as never before, and to more fully understand the artist who, through his work, spoke of his life and times. The frescoes are specially printed on onion skin paper to recreate the actual appearance of light reflecting off of the plaster walls. The stunning black-and-white photography of the sculptures is printed in four colors to bring out the rich details of the marble.
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A visual and literary treasure that brings Michelangelo, the artist, and his remarkable body of work—including sculptures, paintings, and architecture—to life.
Library Journal
In one concise volume, Wallace (art history, Washington Univ.) presents an accurately rendered life in intelligent, accessible prose. Though not footnoted, it consists of an overview with chronology of Michelangelo's life, followed by three extensive chapters on his major creations--sculpture, painting, and architecture--each illustrated with stunning photographs and post-restoration reproductions. There are several fold-out sections, including a full-color Sistine ceiling and a complete diagram of all its segments. The commentary accompanying each work is engaging, and the layout is thoughtful and well planned, corresponding to the text. While there is a plethora of worthwhile books on Michelangelo, including those that focus in depth on a particular aspect (see Pierluigi De Vecchi and Gianluigi Colalucci's Michelangelo: The Vatican Frescoes; The Complete Works Restored, LJ 3/15/97), these sumptuous reproductions are some of the best on the market. They succeed in conveying Michelangelo's grandeur and magnificence gracefully and factually and, if budgetary conditions allow, should serve as a first-choice introduction to students and interested lay readers.--Ellen Bates, New York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789318879
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 169,169
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 14.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William E. Wallace is associate professor of art history at Washington University in St. Louis, and is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo and his contemporaries.
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  • Posted February 25, 2010

    Michel Angelo Buonoroti artisan and architect eng

    The second text I have acquired on the gentleman artisan italian master in complete sections of his works. Shows vivid design and exhibits the foundations of todays sciences and arts found everywhere I look about me in architecture, photographies, furnishings and facades, textile designs, etc. there are two more a least texts which contain even more expanded perspectives of his works. thevatican ceiling and redemption where man touched the hand of God is of most importance to me. Man searching for Redemption!! The items Teste Divino! red chalk peice of 26 year old Andrea Quarates of societal perspectives scketched for the concept and example of the perfect model and face over a half a mileniuim olde. That is modeling of quill and vellum. I want to look further of palletes design and minerals class and geographic orogins for reproduction analogs of my own version today of such er each coloure of woman and temperance of solar revelutions through out the world here first. infinitesimal approximae vicinite of polis self portrait. Michel angelo was 47 my age when this item was sketched.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    This book is a definite if you love the works of Michelangelo!

    We just returned from a trip to Italy. We followed the rules and didn't take any pictures of the Sisteen Chapel. I bought this book because of the beautiful photos of the chapel and the individual works in it. But loved the rest of the book as well.

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    Posted January 23, 2010

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