Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture

Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture

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by William E. Wallace
     
 

Michelangelo - The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture brings the artist and his remarkable work to life with particular clarity. In a rich weave of images and text, each chapter offers an intimate look at the artist's expression in a different medium. This volume includes beautiful photographs of Micheangelo's works but here also are never before seen…  See more details below

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Michelangelo - The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture brings the artist and his remarkable work to life with particular clarity. In a rich weave of images and text, each chapter offers an intimate look at the artist's expression in a different medium. This volume includes beautiful photographs of Micheangelo's works but here also are never before seen details of his sculpture and architecture that invite us to linger. The black-and-white photographs printed in lush doutones that add depth, show in the marks of the chisel, the hand of Michangelo at work - the rough but deliberate strokes of a man struggling to express himself in an unyielding and unforgiving medium.

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Library Journal - 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883633311
Publisher:
Beaux Arts Editions
Publication date:
09/15/2000
Pages:
267

Meet the Author

William E. Wallace is an Associate Professor of Art History at Washington University in St. Louis, and is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo and his contemporaries. He has published extensively on Renaissance art.

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