Michelangelo


A survey of one of the greatest masters of the Renaissance.


Anthony Hughes


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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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Format: Paperback
Size: 220 x 160 mm (8 5/8 x 6 1/4 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 205 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714834832

Anthony Hughes was formerly Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Leeds. He is Co-Editor of Sculpture and Its Reproductions.

"Anthony Hughes has written a lucid account of Michelangelo's career. It would be difficult to imagine a better introduction to the man and his work than this."—Bruce Boucher, Department of the History of Art, University College London

"An excellent, single volume introduction to Michelangelo that successfully integrates history and social context with sensitive analysis of the master's art."—William E Wallace, Professor of Art History, Washington University, St Louis

On the Art & Ideas series

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"Phaidon's series may prove to be the pick of the crop. It boasts expert but undogmatic texts and a wealth of illustrations."—The Sunday Telegraph

"Anthony Hughes has written a lucid account of Michelangelo's career. It would be difficult to imagine a better introduction to the man and his work than this."—Bruce Boucher, Department of the History of Art, University College London

"An excellent, single volume introduction to Michelangelo that successfully integrates history and social context with sensitive analysis of the master's art."—William E Wallace, Professor of Art History, Washington University, St Louis

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