Michel-Ange by Marcel Marnat, Papreback, July 26, 1974
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Condition: Book is in very good condition given itss age. No marks, no tear. Discolouring and other wear and tear due to its age.
Publisher : Gallimard (July 26, 1974)
Language : French
Paperback : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 207035315X
ISBN-13 : 9782070353156
Item Weight : 181 g
Dimensions : 4.25 x 0.63 x 7.01 inches
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Michel-Ange, written by Marcel Marnat, is a comprehensive and insightful biography of the Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. Marnat’s work provides a detailed account of Michelangelo’s life, work, and influence, offering a vivid and engaging portrait of one of the most renowned figures in the history of art.
The book is organized chronologically, beginning with Michelangelo’s early life and education in Florence and following his career as an artist, architect, and poet throughout his long and illustrious career. Marnat provides ample background information on the political and cultural context of Michelangelo’s life, exploring the social and artistic climate of Renaissance Italy and the ways in which Michelangelo’s work was shaped by his cultural milieu.
One of the strengths of the book is Marnat’s attention to detail. He provides a thorough and nuanced account of Michelangelo’s life and work, including not only his most famous sculptures and paintings but also his lesser-known works and the personal and professional relationships that shaped his career. Marnat’s extensive research is evident in the wealth of information he provides, making this a valuable resource for scholars and art enthusiasts alike.
The book is also beautifully illustrated, with over 200 color and black-and-white images of Michelangelo’s works, as well as photographs of the artist’s sketches and drawings. The images are integrated seamlessly with the text, providing a visual context for Marnat’s analysis of Michelangelo’s artistic style and techniques.
Michel-Ange is an engaging and informative biography that provides a deep understanding of Michelangelo’s life and work. Marnat’s writing is clear and accessible, making this an excellent introduction to Michelangelo for those who are new to his work, while his extensive research and detailed analysis make it a valuable resource for scholars and art historians. Highly recommended.