Young Michelangelo: A Biography.

Spike, John T.

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500 years ago a 37 year old man completed a work that became the cornerstone of High Renaissance art: the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Young Michelangelo is the definitive account of the early years of one of history's greatest artists, probing the thinking, artistic evolution and yearnings of a young man thoroughly convinced of his own exceptional talent.

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Description

This is a long-awaited and authoritative reinterpretation of the early life and career of arguably the greatest artist in history. Author John T. Spike surveys Michelangelo's early life from birth to his early thirties, probing the thinking, artistic evolution and yearnings of a young man thoroughly convinced of his own exceptional talent. Spike explores Michelangelo's involvement in the most troubling controversies of his age, and recreates Florence and Rome with vivid sketches of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Leonardo, Julius II and Machiavelli. This is a prodigiously informative and compelling account that will fulfil the need for a major Michelangelo biography for this generation and many to come.

Book Details

Author Spike, John T.
Format PB
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Number of Pages 336
Publish Date 1/06/2012
Catalogue Jul19
Catalogue book number 59