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Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece

William E. Wallace



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Princeton University Pres
08 November 2019
History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600; Renaissance art; History of architecture; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment
The untold story of Michelangelo's final decades-and his transformation into one of the greatest architects of the Italian Renaissance As he entered his seventies, the great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo despaired that his productive years were past. Anguished by the death of friends and discouraged by the loss of commissions to younge
By:   William E. Wallace
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780691195490
ISBN 10:   0691195498
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   08 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

William E. Wallace is the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University in St. Louis. His books include Discovering Michelangelo: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Michelangelo's Masterpieces; Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man, and His Times; and Michelangelo at San Lorenzo.

Reviews for Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece

Wallace brilliantly evokes the day-to-day life of the project as Michelangelo struggled to resolve its many difficulties, which included dealing with the mechanics of the building operation, the calculations of the amount of travertine required, the quarrymen at Tivoli and the practicalities of transport. ---Catherine Fletcher, Literary Review

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