Michelangelo
The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture

by William E. Wallace

One of three winners of
The Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities 2000

The only book to include the restored Sistine Chapel and Last Judgment paintings, along with Michelangelo's complete sculpture, painting, and architecture.

This is a special Beaux Arts reprint edition available at a discounted price in limited quantities only.

Michelangelo is one of the most famous and most respected artists of all time. More people recognize his works than those of almost any other artist. Together in this one exquisite volume are his powerful sculptures, his awe-inspiring paintings, and his classical architectural works. Magnificent new color and black-and-white photographs, many never before published, highlight the works: his tender Pietàs, in which hard, unforgiving marble is transformed into the form of a mother cradling her fallen son; the regal tombs of the Medici with the unforgettable allegories of Day, Night, Dawn, and Dusk; the famous series of Slaves that emerge, unfinished, from their stone prisons of solid marble; and David, the epitome of heroism, self-assurance, and power. Combined with the sculptures are the paintings executed by this true Renaissance man: the Sistine Chapel, Last Judgment, and the Doni Tondo, shown here in their full, recently restored glory, seen as they were meant to be seen. Details of several frescoes are reproduced on onionskin, giving the textural impressions of the fresco wall. Finally, the book devotes itself to the architectural accomplishments of this genius.

A marvelous and engaging text by renowned Michelangelo scholar William E. Wallace humanizes this giant, giving the reader greater insight into his mind and life.


10 3/4 x 14 in., 266 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-331-0

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