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Michelangelo: The Complete Paintings, Sculptures And Architecture


Hardcover | July 20, 2017

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Il divino
Meet the Renaissance master

Before reaching the tender age of 30, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) had already sculpted Pietà and David, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. As a sculptor, painter, draftsman, and architect, the achievements of this Italian master are unique–no artist before or after him has ever produced such a vast, multifaceted, and wide-ranging oeuvre.

This fresh TASCHEN edition traces Michelangelo’s ascent to the cultural elite of the Renaissance. Ten richly illustrated chapters cover the artist’s paintings, sculptures, buildings, and drawings, including a close analysis of the artist’s tour de force frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Full-page reproductions and enlarged details allow readers to appreciate the finest details in the artist’s repertoire, while the book’s biographical essay considers Michelangelo’s more personal traits and circumstances, such as his solitary nature, his thirst for money and commissions, his immense wealth, and his skill as a property investor.

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Title:Michelangelo: The Complete Paintings, Sculptures And ArchitectureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:796 pages, 7.7 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 20, 2017Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3836537168

ISBN - 13:9783836537162

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from A lot smaller than I expected it to be When this book arrived in the post, I was surprised at how small the box was! I didn't realize this was a mini coffee table book - especially because the publisher is Taschen and the majority of their art books are quite large. Still, having said all that, the material INSIDE the book is what's most important. The content was great, photos are clear and the captions are interesting. Would I purchase this book again? Probably not. I'd want something bigger and more substantial.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Great book about the art of Michelangelo. A true artist, this book gives great detail about the paintings, drawings and sculptures he started or completed.
Date published: 2017-12-12