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Essential Michelangelo

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Michelangelo was recognized as a great artist early in his long and prolific career. Along with a small band of contemporaries, he was responsible for sixteenth-century Florence becoming the center of a movement of artists that has permanently enriched western culture.

Essential Michelangelo looks in detail at all aspects of his work, with comprehensive commentary on 120 ex

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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 28th 2002 by Parragon Publishing (first published January 1st 1978)
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Karen
Oct 04, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the only volume w/ illustrations of all the master artist's works (paintings, sculpture, architecture), except drawings. large full-color plates (273 total) are beautiful!
Laura
Aug 10, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
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I bought this book second hand at Barter Books (Alnwick), and I don't regret it in the slightest!
This book brilliantly put together to show each piece of artwork created by one of the masters of the arts: Michelangelo.
Each art form has at least one spread dedicated to the history and background of the piece. With the the more larger and detailed art forms having three or four sections surrounding the history of the painting/sculpture.
Each description comes with a personal insight into the life
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Robert Bussie
Jul 13, 2014 Robert Bussie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Brief information about artist Michelango and some of his art work with nice photos of the art work.
Victoria
This is a gorgeous book containing a collection of Michelangelo's works. There is extensive amount of detail given to describing the paintings in each section of the Sistene Chapel's ceiling.
Sarah
Jan 02, 2017 Sarah rated it really liked it
Definitely one of the go-to sources for a great Michelangelo primer.
Victor Rodriguez
Oct 30, 2016 Victor Rodriguez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful illustrations and a comprehensive details of each peace of art from the great Michaelangelo.
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Jan 15, 2016 Janelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A really good read on one of the greatest minds and talents of the Renaissance.
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Very small book, but a great reference on the basic works of Michelangelo. High quality pictures and great information.
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