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Description - Michelangelo by Giulio Carlo Argan

Definitive account of the architectural work of the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo (1475-1564). This monograph presents 31 of his projects, some built, some unrealized, beginning with his early works in Rome at the start of the 16th-century. The book continues with his work in Florence between 1516 and 1534, including the Laurentian Library, and finally the major Roman projects from 1534 to 1564, among them St. Peter's, the Porta Pia, and Santa Maria degli Angeli. Authors Giulio Carlo Argan and Bruno Contardi analyse the artist's complex relations with his papal and Medici patrons and discuss Michelangelo's unconventional interpretation of the classical language of architecture. The book reproduces many annotated sketches, pen-and-ink studies, plans and renderings, along with rich black-and-white photographs of the buildings taken by leading fine art photographer Gabriele Basilico.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780750057
ISBN-10: 1780750056
Format: Paperback / softback
(280mm x 250mm x 40mm)
Pages: 388
Imprint: Pall Mall Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Giulio Carlo Argan

Gulio Carlo Argan (was an art historian, and professor at the University of Rome 1959-76, Mayor of Rome between 1976-79, and an Italian Senator. He was elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992. Gabriele Basilico (b. 1944) is one of today's best known documentary photographers in Europe. In 1996 he was awarded the top prize by the international jury of the Sixth Exhibition of Architecture of Venice Biennial Event, for his photographs of contemporary architecture. In the spring of 2000, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam presented a retrospective of his work.

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