MICHELANGELO: THE COMPLETE WORKSFRANK ZÖLLNER & C. THOENES Book Number: 91551 Product format: Hardback
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 new Taschen edition traces Michelangelo's ascent to the cultural elite of the Renaissance. Ten richly illustrated chapters include a close analysis of the artist's tour de force frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and explores Michelangelo's life and work with a richly illustrated biographical essay, and a complete four-part inventory of his paintings, sculptures, buildings and drawings. 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. 25 x 34cm, 3.55 kg, 480 pages.
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