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Description - Michelangelo and the Reform of Art by Alexander Nagel

Michelangelo was acutely conscious of living in an age of religious crisis and artistic change, and for him the two issues were related. Michelangelo and the Reform of Art explores Michelangelo's awareness of artistic tradition as a means of understanding his relation to the profound religious uncertainty of the sixteenth century. Concentrating on Michelangelo's lifelong preoccupation with the image of the dead Christ, Alexander Nagel studies the artist's associations with reform-minded circles in early sixteenth-century Italy, and reveals his sustained concern over the fate of religious art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521662925
ISBN-10: 0521662923
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 21mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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