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by Creighton E. Gilbert,John Addington Symonds

  • Author: Creighton E. Gilbert,John Addington Symonds
  • ISBN: 0812217616
  • ISBN13: 978-0812217612
  • ePub: 1494 kb | FB2: 1747 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press; 1 edition (April 15, 2002)
  • Pages: 992
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 890
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The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti ePub download

John Addington Symonds (author), Creighton E. Gilbert (author of. .Yet this great work, the last of Symonds's life, has largely been forgotten by students of Michelangelo. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

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His father, the physician John Addington Symonds, S. The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1893). McKenna, Neil (2009). The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde.

His father, the physician John Addington Symonds, Sr. (1807–1871), was the author of Criminal Responsibility (1869), The Principles of Beauty (1857) and Sleep and Dreams. Considered delicate, the younger Symonds did not take part in games after age 14 at Harrow School, and he showed no particular promise as a scholar. Symonds moved to Clifton Hill House at the age of ten, an event which he believed had a large and beneficial impact towards his health and spiritual development.

Symonds was the first to deal frankly with Michelangelo's homosexuality . Written 100 years ago, it is a very detailed study of the life of Michelangelo.

Written 100 years ago, it is a very detailed study of the life of Michelangelo.

historian Creighton E. Gilbert reintroduces Symonds's masterful study of.But the book also tells a good story of life during the Renaissance in Italy.

John Addington Symonds, Creighton E. Gilbert. The artistic genius of Michelangelo (1475-1564) is beyond question

John Addington Symonds, Creighton E. The artistic genius of Michelangelo (1475-1564) is beyond question. One the most important figures in the history of art, his monumental paintings in the Sistine Chapel, his sculpture David in Florence, and his Pieta at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome are among the greatest human achievements of all time and remain the most visited and admired works of art in the world. Michelangelo's life has been the subject of many biographies over the centuries, but it was not until the appearance of John Addington Symonds's The Life of Michelangelo.

The artistic genius of Michelangelo (1475-1564) is beyond question. ISBN13:9780812217612. Release Date:April 2002.

Michelangelo's life has been the subject of many biographies over the centuries, but it was not until the appearance of John Addington Symonds's The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, in 1893.

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The artistic genius of Michelangelo (1475-1564) is beyond question. One the most important figures in the history of art, his monumental paintings in the Sistine Chapel, his sculpture David in Florence, and his Pietà at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome are among the greatest human achievements of all time and remain the most visited and admired works of art in the world. Michelangelo's life has been the subject of many biographies over the centuries, but it was not until the appearance of John Addington Symonds's The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, in 1893, that a biographer had complete access to the artist's family archives.The Buonarroti archives were to be available to the public with the passing of the last family member, but even when that event occurred, in 1858, material from the archives remained closely guarded and only fragments emerged through the hands of family friends. The Italian government, predisposed to Symonds for his impeccable scholarship of Renaissance art, gave Symonds full access to the Buonarroti archives in the 1880s, the first independent scholar so honored.With the ability to consult the massive amount of material in the archives, Symonds produced the first documented, and considered by many still to be the best, biography of Michelangelo. Symonds's expertise as a historian and critic gives added depth to this biography, and it is here that the public first learned that translations of Michelangelo's poetry had been altered to opaque the artist's sexuality. Yet this great work, the last of Symonds's life, has largely been forgotten by students of Michelangelo. In this new edition, the first in more than fifty years, preeminent art historian Creighton E. Gilbert reintroduces Symonds's masterful study of Michelangelo to a new audience through a discussion of the historical context in which the biography appeared, a biographical sketch of Symonds, an openly gay man who worked rigorously to evaluate and promote the contributions of gay artists and scholars to mainstream life, and concludes with an appreciation of The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, for its scholarly and literary merits, as an account of the most brilliant painter and sculptor of the Italian Renaissance.

Funky
Got this e-book for my Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Very interested in Italian religious art. The book is not long and information in it is basic and by no means comprehensive. However, that's not the reason for the 1 Star rating. If I could have given it less than 1 star I would have. Here is the reason why: There are no illustrations in the book! Imagine that! Works of art are discussed but not illustrated. Absurd! Ended up removing it from my device.
Beranyle
This biography tells you everything there is to know about Michelangelo - and more, if possible. The author must have scrutinized all extant archives, read and analyzed every letter, physically have spent time and meditated in the places where Michelagelo lived and worked. I will never look at a work by Michelangelo in the same way again. This is a great book. Read it.
Cala
When I ordered this book, I didn't realize it was published by Amazon Services. It is an insult to book publishing. Not only are there no images, there is no introduction, no index, the type face is small and faint. It looks like a student manuscript, just the text running along. This kind of "thing" takes the pleasure out of reading.
Windbearer
Symonds expresses the life of Michelangelo with clarity and loving insight. I enjoyed his method of biographical reportage, albeit sometimes TMI, so it slogged in part. However, the overall impact more than makes up for it. Symonds illuminates this unparalleled genius in such a way as to reveal why Michelangelo is exactly that.
Nikok
Purchased before a trip to Tuscany, I read this book on airplanes and in Hotel rooms as I traveled to and stayed in Florence. Good thing, as I might not have finished it for pleasure. Difficult slogging at times, fascinating at times, and easy reading at times. Glad I read it as it made much of the art and places, as well as the historical interactions with the Medici Family clear and germane.
I_LOVE_228
A veritable fountain of information about the minutia of the life and times of Michelangelo. Tremendous work worthy of your time.
monotronik
Not what I expected. Author is full of himself.
Written 100 years ago, it is a very detailed study of the life of Michelangelo. Scholarly, precise, insightful; and comparative with former biographers who actually knew the master. Not for the novice reader.
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