Michelangelo A&I by ANTHONY HUGHESMichelangelo A&I by ANTHONY HUGHES

Michelangelo A&I


Paperback | September 12, 1997

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The books in the Art and Ideas series, which will cover everything from Fra Angelico to Frida Kahlo, are supremely pleasurable to read. In this volume, for example, Anthony Hughes writes dryly of a Michelangelo sculpture of Christ, which was tinkered with and damaged during installation in March 1521: "Since then, more tampering has taken place.... From the late sixteenth century, Christ's genitalia were hidden beneath a bronze loincloth, although that did not prevent a zealous Dominican from trying to remove the penis." Written by scholarly experts who know how to turn a phrase and focus a gaze, the books are filled with hundreds of crisp, color reproductions that give purely visual pleasure and information. Their handy size, 6 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, makes them easy to carry in a briefcase or backpack, and the text is printed in an easy-to-read typeface, with generous spacing. Even the time lines, biographies, and glossaries in the back are inviting to the eye. There will eventually be more than 100 volumes in the series, which is comparable to Thames and Hudson's World of Art series.
Title:Michelangelo A&IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.5 × 1.12 inPublished:September 12, 1997Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714834831

ISBN - 13:9780714834832

Appropriate for ages: 13

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An expert on 16th and 17th century art, Anthony Hughes gives us a brilliant look at Michelangelo, the spirited artist whose work transformed the world of art. Hughes uses research and restoration project findings to paint a portrait of the artist in his day, analyzing how he influenced and was influenced by his context. Michelangelo is an essential text for anyone beginning to explore this extraordinary talent.