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This splendid work was first published in 1953 and remains a classic of the literature on Michelangelo. It continues to be the only volume that contains illustrations of all the master's work excluding his drawings. Michelangelo is designed to serve both the student and the art lover; the fine quality of the reproductions and the beauty of the details emphatically prove Mi...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 15th 1996 by Phaidon Press
(first published December 1975)
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See the hand on the cover? It's David's hand, and it holds the stone he's going to throw at Goliath. You'll notice the veins too. I'm loving to look at the works of Michelangelo while reading his biography by Irving Stone (appropriate name for the biographer of a sculptor!). Those two books are a perfect combo.