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The Resource Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces, Miles J. Unger

Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces, Miles J. Unger

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Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces
Title
Michelangelo
Title remainder
a life in six masterpieces
Statement of responsibility
Miles J. Unger
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Michelangelo stands alone as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture, a man who reinvented the practice of art itself. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse. Michelangelo was ambitious, egotistical, and difficult, but through the towering force of genius and through sheer pugnaciousness, he transformed the way we think about art. Miles Unger narrates the life of this tormented genius through six of his greatest masterpieces. Each work expanded the expressive range of the medium, from the Pietà carved by a brash young man of twenty-four, to the apocalyptic Last Judgment, the work of an old man weighed down by the unimaginable suffering he had witnessed. In the gargantuan David he depicts Man in the glory of his youth, while in the tombs he carved for his Medici overlords he offers perhaps history{u2019}s most sustained meditation on death and the afterlife of the soul. In the vast expanse of the Sistine Chapel ceiling he tells the epic story of Creation. During the final decades of his life, his hands too unsteady to wield the brush and chisel, he exercised his mind by raising the soaring vaults and dome of St. Peter{u2019}s in a final tribute to his God
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces, Miles J. Unger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm58350076
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 432 pages
Isbn
9781451678741
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces, Miles J. Unger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm58350076
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 432 pages
Isbn
9781451678741
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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