9783822830550

Michelangelo: Complete Works

Zollner, Frank; Thoenes, Christof; Popper, Thomas

ISBN 10: 3822830550 / 3-8228-3055-0
ISBN 13: 9783822830550
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
Renaissance man: Michelangelo as never seen before. Before reaching the tender age of thirty, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already sculpted David and Pieta, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. Like fellow Florentine Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo was a shining star of the Renaissance and a genius of consummate virtuosity. His achievements as a sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and architect are unique- no artist before or after him has ever produced such a vast, multi-faceted, and wideranging oeuvre. Only a handful of other painters and sculptors have attained a comparable social status and enjoyed a similar artistic freedom. This is demonstrated not only by the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel but also by Michelangelo's monumental sculptures and his unconventional architectural designs, whose forms went far beyond the accepted vocabulary of his day. Such was his talent that Michelangelo was considered a demigod by his contemporaries and was the subject of two biographies during his lifetime. Adoration of this remarkable man's work has only increased on the intervening centuries. Following the success of our XL title Leonardo da Vinci, TASCHEN brings you this massive tome that explores Michelangelo's life and work in more depth and detail then ever before. The first part concentrates on the life of Michelangelo via an extensive and copiously illustrated biographical essay; the main body of the book presents his owrk in four parts providing a complete analytical inventory of Michelangelo's paintings, sculptures, buildings and drawings. Grorgeous, full page reproductions and enlarged details bring readers up close to the works. This sumptuous tome also takes account, to a previously unseen extent, of Michelangelo's more personal traits and circumstances, such as his solitary nature, his thirst for money and commissions, his miserliness, his immense wealth, and his skill as a property investor. In addition, the book tackles the controversial issue of the attribution of Michelangelo drawings, an area in which decisions continue to be steered by the interests of the art market and the major collections. This is the definitive volume about Michelangelo for generations to come.

Review:
Following the success of our XL title Leonardo da Vinci, TASCHEN brings you this massive tome that explores Michelangelo's life and work in more depth and detail than ever before. The first part concentrates on the life of Michelangelo via an extensive and copiously illustrated biographical essay; the main body of the book presents his work in four parts providing a complete analytical inventory of Michelangelo's paintings, sculptures, buildings and drawings. Grorgeous, full page reproductions and enlarged details bring readers up close to the works.

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Zollner, Frank; Thoenes, Christof; Popper, Thomas
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Book Description: Taschen, Germany, 2007. Boxed. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Magnificent. Still in box with handle. Taschen, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. "Michelangelo¿s achievements as a sculptor, painter, architect, and draughtsman are unique. No artist before or after has produced such a vast, multifaceted, and wide-ranging body of work. This massive volume explores in depth and detail every aspect of Michelangelo¿s artistic genius in all media, with gorgeous full-page reproductions and enlarged details that bring readers up close to the works, including nine double fold-out spreads. The lavishly illustrated text examines the artist¿s life and work, taking account of Michelangelo¿s solitary nature, his yearning for love, his difficulties in dealing with fellow artists and clients, his thirst for money and commissions, his miserliness, his immense wealth, and his skill as a property investor.788 pages, 999 illustrations (816 in full color). Bookseller Inventory # 008718

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Book Description: Taschen America Llc, Koln, Germany, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: no dj as issued. First edition. ISBN:3822830550. [XXLFolio] 768p. ill.(B/w & col._plates. nine foldouts. drawings) biblio. index. New in dj in Shrinkwrap in Publisher Carry Handle Box, also in Publisher Shrinkwrap. This massive tome explores Michelangelo's life and work in more depth and detail than ever before. Grorgeous, full page reproductions and enlarged details bring readers up close to the works. New in dj in Shrinkwrap in Publisher Carry Handle Box, also in Shrinkwrap. Bookseller Inventory # 105890

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