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Phaidon Press, Sep 12, 1997 - Art - 351 pages
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A survey of one of the greatest masters of the Renaissance.A legend within his own lifetime, Michelangelo (1457-1564) has been universally admired in the centuries since his death. Anthony Hughes employs the latest evidence from research and restoration projects to take a fresh look at what Michelangelo was and what he has become. The book sets the artist firmly within the political and social world he inhabited, offering a full account of his creative endeavours in sculpture, drawing, painting, architecture and poetry.

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This account of Michelangelo's life and work is clear and, except for the architectural portions, consistently revealing. For its length, it manages to convey a good deal of informative interpretation ... Read full review

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Phaidon does an excellent job with this series and the Michelangelo book is no exception. The 1st thing I always look for in an art book is superb photographs, ones that accurately capture the works ... Read full review


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Hughes is Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Leeds.

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