Michelangelo

Michelangelo

The Young Artist Who Dreamed of Perfection

Book - 2006
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Has any other artist left the world such a vast legacy as Michelangelo? Author Philip Wilkinson leads young readers on a journey of discovery through the life and works of the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, and poet in a visually evocative book.

Wilkinson's lively narrative follows Michelangelo from his early apprenticeship in fresco through his fascination with sculpture, which gave us such masterpieces as the Pieta and David. Readers learn how Michelangelo studied anatomy by cutting up cadavers and of his tortuous struggle to release the human form from raw stone.

With the help of period artwork, quotes, and photographs of artifacts, the book traces Michelangelo's lifelong association with the Medici family and his Vatican patronage through several papacies. His monumental work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is examined in detail, as is Michelangelo's role as Chief Architect to St. Peter's. Michelangelo's story will enthrall all who are inspired by the search for perfection.

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Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2006.
Edition: Marshall ed.
ISBN: 9780792255338
079225533X
9780792255345
0792255348
Branch Call Number: B MICHEL- ANGELO
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm.

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Dec 02, 2016

What an excellent book for all ages.

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