I, Michelangelo

Front Cover
Prestel, 2004 - Art - 159 pages
1 Review
In this vibrant, prismatic portrait of the artist and his work, Michelangelo's brilliance leaps from the page as his words speak directly to us. The next best thing to traveling back in time, this dazzling presentation of Michelangelo's art takes us directly into his world, revealing how the Renaissance master saw himself and his work. In letters, poetry, and notes, Michelangelo's own words narrate an odyssey through his life and career as a sculptor, painter, and architect, while numerous images capture the breathtaking magnitude of his oeuvre. Providing maps, diagrams, details of sculptures and paintings, and biographical information, this comprehensive volume focuses the artist's most important accomplishments, offering historic and cultural contexts, which deepen our understanding of his genius. The book's main essay, written by a leading European art historian and journalist, brings the artist and his world to life. The elegantly designed volume includes a slipcase and features a stunning foldout of the Sistine Chapel. As readable and user-friendly as it is authoritative and exhaustive, I, Michelangelo offers a thoroughly original exploration of the life and work of one of history's most fascinating artists.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

I, Michaelangelo

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This handsome series opener succeeds at summarizing the divine one's life and legacy for a lay audience. A long biographical introduction is followed by three chapters on Michelangelo's ... Read full review

Review: I, Michelangelo

User Review  - Goodreads

i just love this guy. how cool would it be to be a painter, sculpture AND a poet!!!! Read full review

Contents

I Michelangelo Buonarroti
37
painting and graphic works 83 Im out of place here and Im no painter
109
Selected Bibliography
156
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information