Michelangelo. The Complete Paintings, Sculptures and Architecture by Christof Thoenes

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Before reaching the tender age of 30, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475?_"1564) had already sculpted PietA? 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 ?"uvre. This fresh TASCHEN edition traces Michelangelo?_Ts ascent to the cultural elite of the Renaissance. Ten richly illustrated chapters cover the artist?_Ts paintings, sculptures, and architecture, including a close analysis of the artist?_Ts tour de force frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.Full-page reproductions and enlarged details allow readers to appreciate the finest details in the artist?_Ts repertoire, while the book?_Ts biographical essay considers Michelangelo?_Ts 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.
Binding: Hardback

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