A new translation of the 1553 biography, written by Michelangelo s pupil and spokesman, is accompanied by photographs of some of the master s greatest works...
|Title||:||Life of Michelangelo|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Louisiana State Univ Pr 1 Dezember 1975|
|Number of Pages||:||395 Pages|
|File Size||:||670 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Life of Michelangelo Reviews
Condivi's account of the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti is a wonderful resource for fascinating stories on the artist as well as an incite into the artist himself. It is repetitious of Vasari's account of Michelangelo in the Lives of the Artists; consequently both sources complement each other well. It is important to realise that Condivi was an apprentice to Michelangelo and that he wrote this biography while Michelangelo was still alive. While the artist may have been looking over Condivi's shoulder while he wrote the text, it is still very useful - especially in placing the artist in the context of the time. The book shows the interaction between Michelangelo and his patrons - Lorenzo d' Medici, Pope Julius II, Soderini - and countless other fascinating people. After reading Michelangelo's letters, this should be one of the first sources cited to get a feel for the artist as, not only an artist, but a person.
Biographies of Michelangelo have been written and rewritten by countless scholars up to this very day. If you want to get away from all the revisionist histories and psuedo-psychological mumbo-jumbo and read a bio written by someone who knew Michelangelo personally (Condivi was a student of the master's) then you simply must buy this book. It is on the short side, but no other biographer was this close to the man himself. Even Giorgio Vasari, the other contemporary Michelangelo biographer, rewrote large portions of his "Life of Michelangelo" to include details from Condivi's account. If you are at all interested in Michelangelo's life or art, this is the best place to start. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
If you want a first hand, and admittedly, loving narrative by a good friend of Michelangelo, this is a good book. Not very long, could probably be read in one sitting, also it is a small book, but it has a lot of photos of Michelangelo's art. A valuable contribution to the sources of information of the Master out there.
I love the works of Michelangelo and anything I can find about the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican. Thank you for your promptness and professionalism in your business.
I bought this book for class as a requirement. It is really neat to have a real time perspective of Michelangelo's life during the Renaissance. Is it entirely accurate? For the sake of making Michelangelo appear like a demi-god, sure. It's a good read though. Well translated and easy to read.
As this book was written by a friend of Michelangelo's and was virtually commissioned by the artist himself, it is a fascinating read.