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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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User Review  - Jennifer Sarha - Goodreads

Interesting and informative biography. Hughes is nevertheless a bit amusing when it comes to Michelangelo's sexuality - he lived as 'celibate', and sculpted 'bafflingly sensuous' young men. Hughes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

This was a thoroughly readable overview of Michelangelo's life and work. It had a good balance of details about the artist's life (including sizable quotes from his letters and poetry, and Vasari and ... Read full review


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

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