Item description for Michelangelo A&I (Art and Ideas) by Anthony Hughes...
A legend within his own lifetime, Michelangelo has been almost universally admired in the centuries since his death. Anthony Hughes employs the latest evidence from research and restoration projects to take a fresh look at what Michelangelo was and what he has become. The book sets the artist firmly within the political and social world he inhabited, offering a full account of his creative endeavours -- in sculpture, drawing, painting, architecture and poetry.
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Studio: Phaidon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.62" Width: 6.44" Height: 0.83" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 12, 1997
Publisher Phaidon Press
ISBN 0714834831 ISBN13 9780714834832
Availability 0 units.
More About Anthony Hughes
Hughes is Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Leeds.
Reviews - What do customers think about Michelangelo A&I (Art and Ideas)?
An art book that reads well! Dec 18, 2004
You know how rare that is! But this book is one you don't want to put down. It is so well written, educational, and has so many great illustrations. I enjoyed it a lot.
great value, great text Feb 15, 2002
Hughes gives a lot of info in a short book, and paints a very well balanced idea of Michelangelo the man. I felt bad for Buonaratti after reading this. He truly was a miserable man, yet his committment to his art was never diminished for a moment. In the end the story of his life is inspiring and humbling. Inspiring because it proves what man can acheive, humbling in the sacrifices that were made in order to fulfill his destiny as one of the great geniuses to have ever lived.
Great Layout, Great Content Feb 20, 1999
Firstly, I was thoughroughly impressed by the quality of this little book. The layout of the pages, the quality of the paper, everything. I'm glad to report that the content matches its presentation: Very clean, clear text featuring an unbiased look at Michelangelo's life. The book often cites former biographers (specifically Vasari and Condivi) and more often than not, it tries to find the right history. Very good illustrations of his more famous artwork as well as some drawings. Excellent!