MICHAELANGELO - The British Museum

4 avg rating
( 9 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780714124629: MICHAELANGELO - The British Museum

Michelangelo (1475 1564) is a giant in the history of art. The versatility of his artistic skill was extraordinarily wide: apart from being a sculptor, painter, and draftsman, he was also an architect and a poet. In all of his works, it is the beauty, perfection, and virtuosity of execution that continues to inspire and endure.

Central to all of Michelangelo’s artistic endeavors were his drawings, in which his creative ideas originated, evolved, and were perfected. This handsome book takes a fascinating tour of the artist’s drawings by looking at highlights ranging from unfinished sketches to delicate, refined studies all of which are located in the exceptional collection of the British Museum. Included are studies of some of Michelangelo’s most famous works such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling and the Last Judgement.  

With an introductory essay on the artist’s life and key works, and beautiful color reproductions of the drawings, this book provides an indispensable foundation for understanding Michelangelo’s art, his creative genius, and his unparalleled gift as a draftsman.  

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Hugo Chapman is an Associate Keeper, Department of Prints and Drawings, at the British Museum. He has written many books on Old Master drawings. He is the author of Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master and co-author of Raphael: From Urbino to Rome, both published by Yale University Press.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hugo Chapman
Published by BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0714124621 ISBN 13: 9780714124629
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This lovely gift book introduces one of the greatest Renaissance masters through his drawings. A short illustrated essay opens the book, describing Michelangelo s life and the background behind some of his greatest works, including the Sistine chapel ceiling and the Last Judgement. The book then illustrates a selection of his most important drawings with short captions, from sketches jotting down preliminary ideas to highly finished studies - all proving how integral drawing was to the artist in the process of perfecting his ideas. In all the illustrated works, from portraits to architectural studies, from complex studies for the Sistine chapel to his moving Crucifixion scenes, the genius and inventiveness of the artist is apparent, making this the perfect introduction to the work of an unsurpassed master draughtsman. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780714124629

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hugo Chapman
Published by BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0714124621 ISBN 13: 9780714124629
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This lovely gift book introduces one of the greatest Renaissance masters through his drawings. A short illustrated essay opens the book, describing Michelangelo s life and the background behind some of his greatest works, including the Sistine chapel ceiling and the Last Judgement. The book then illustrates a selection of his most important drawings with short captions, from sketches jotting down preliminary ideas to highly finished studies - all proving how integral drawing was to the artist in the process of perfecting his ideas. In all the illustrated works, from portraits to architectural studies, from complex studies for the Sistine chapel to his moving Crucifixion scenes, the genius and inventiveness of the artist is apparent, making this the perfect introduction to the work of an unsurpassed master draughtsman. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780714124629

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hugo Chapman
Published by British Museum Press
ISBN 10: 0714124621 ISBN 13: 9780714124629
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Museum Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780714124629

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Chapman, Hugo
Published by British Museum
ISBN 10: 0714124621 ISBN 13: 9780714124629
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Museum. Book Condition: New. Introduces one of the greatest Renaissance masters through his drawings. A short illustrated essay opens the book, describing Michelangelo's life and the background behind some of his greatest works, including the Sistine chapel ceiling and the Last Judgement. This book then illustrates a selection of his most important drawings. Series: Gift Books. Num Pages: 96 pages, 59 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: ACND; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 185 x 150. Weight in Grams: 308. . 2006. 1st. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780714124629

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Chapman, Hugo
Published by British Museum (2006)
ISBN 10: 0714124621 ISBN 13: 9780714124629
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Museum, 2006. Book Condition: New. Introduces one of the greatest Renaissance masters through his drawings. A short illustrated essay opens the book, describing Michelangelo's life and the background behind some of his greatest works, including the Sistine chapel ceiling and the Last Judgement. This book then illustrates a selection of his most important drawings. Series: Gift Books. Num Pages: 96 pages, 59 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: ACND; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 185 x 150. Weight in Grams: 308. . 2006. 1st. Hardcover. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780714124629

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Chapman Hugo
Published by British Museum Press
ISBN 10: 0714124621 ISBN 13: 9780714124629
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Museum Press. Book Condition: New. pp. 96 Illus. Bookseller Inventory # 96009033

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hugo Chapman
Published by British Museum Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0714124621 ISBN 13: 9780714124629
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Museum Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 96 pages. 7.40x6.18x0.47 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0714124621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Hugo Chapman
Published by British Museum (2006)
ISBN 10: 0714124621 ISBN 13: 9780714124629
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description British Museum, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0714124621

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds