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The Architecture of Michelangelo

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In this widely acclaimed work, James Ackerman considers in detail the buildings designed by Michelangelo in Florence and Rome—including the Medici Chapel, the Farnese Palace, the Basilica of St. Peter, and the Capitoline Hill. He then turns to an examination of the artist's architectural drawings, theory, and practice. As Ackerman points out, Michelangelo worked on many pr ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published April 15th 1986 by University Of Chicago Press (first published July 30th 1971)
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Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Actually reading it through now - it was like most of my purchases a secondhand book - I had read others in the series - just the first few pages about Michelangelo's organic dynamic approach to design and modelling - well that got me hooked. It is a fascinating book and very readable (thanks to the author's wife! :-))
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James S. Ackerman, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Harvard University and a Fellow and former Trustee of the American Academy in Rome, was born in San Francisco in 1919 and studied at Yale and New York University. He is a former editor of the Art Bulletin, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a corresponding member of the British Academy, the Accadem ...more
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