Before reaching the tender age of 30, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) had already sculpted Pietà and David, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. As a sculptor, painter, draftsman, and architect, the achievements of this Italian master are unique—no artist before or after him has ever produced such a vast, multifaceted, and wide-ranging œuvre.
This book traces Michelangelo’s ascent to the cultural elite of the Renaissance. Ten richly-illustrated chapters cover his paintings, sculptures and architecture, and full-page reproductions with enlarged details allow readers to appreciate the finest details in the artist’s repertoire. The book’s biographical essay considers Michelangelo’s more personal traits and circumstances, such as his solitary nature and his immense wealth.
Authors: Frank Zöllner, Christof Thoenes
Number of pages: 800
Dimensions: 14 x 19.5 cm, hardcover
ISBN: 9783836537155 Learn More