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Complete Works of Michelangelo

(Delphi Masters of Art #10)

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The ‘Divine’ sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer, Michelangelo Buonarroti exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art, producing masterpieces that rank among the most famous in existence. Delphi’s groundbreaking ‘Masters of Art Series’ presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of the wo ...more
Kindle Edition, 2007 pages
Published December 14th 2014 by Delphi Classics (first published 1986)
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James Goldsmith
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Delphi is simply the best!

I know essentially nothing about art. This book took me a long time to get through, but reading it has given me a much greater appreciation for the circumstances in which Michelangelo produced his creations than I could ever have expected to achieve. The graphics are, as always, gorgeous, and the supplemental biographical material -- especially the lengthy, thoughtful 19th century biography with which the volume ends -- really made me feel much closer to and more enthus
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classic reverie
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-collection, own
Of course, who has not heard of Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel and David, though I did not read the poetry of biography section which I might at a later date, I learned from this edition, his genius in not just painting, but architecture and his gift of poetry. It would be interesting to read about his life being a devout Catholic and living an austere life, that I briefly looked up his history on the internet, so I only scratched at the surface of this talented being. His ability to give life ...more
Lou Robertella
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Delphi

Besides seeing all his Art, it includes three biographies that include many letters to a d from him. All the Art is well reproduced and enlargable. All his Art in one collection. Excellent.
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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance period who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered as the greatest living artist in his lifetime, he has since been held as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in th ...more

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