This is the lushly illustrated tome that is the definitive accounting of the polymath whose name is synonymous with the glory of the Renaissance.
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This is the lushly illustrated tome that is the definitive accounting of the polymath whose name is synonymous with the glory of the Renaissance. More than just a biography, this 736-page book inventories the entirety of Michelangelo’s paintings, sculptures, buildings, and drawings. Those images are captured here in full-page reproductions or with enlarged detail areas that help readers thoroughly study works such as the disquieting Last Judgment at the most intimate scale possible. Art historians and Renaissance scholars behind this book examine Michelangelo’s personal life (including his surprising success as a property investor), how his desire for money influenced his artistic decisions, and even modern controversies about the attribution of his drawings, an issue that impacts art markets to this day. The sturdy slipcase that encloses the book folds—with Michelangelo-like ingenuity—into a bookstand to display favorite pages, or for hands-free perusing at a leisurely pace. 10" H x 14" W x 1˝" L. (5 lbs.)