Michelangelo by Marcia B. Hall
The Frescoes of Sistine Chapel

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Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel - the great glory of Vatican art and one of the most treasured masterpieces of Western painting - provide a visual feast for art lovers in this magnificent, affordable new book. Presenting a complete survey of the restored Sistine Chapel frescoes from Creation scenes to The Last Judgment, this book includes a new text by a prominent American art history scholar. The stunning photographs, previously published by Abrams in two separate volumes, show brilliant details as well as large, overall views. There is no other one-volume work on the Sistine Chapel offering such a clear, concise introduction to this perennially popular subject.
 

About Marcia B. Hall

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Marcia B. Hall is Professor of Italian Renaissance Art History and Director of Graduate Studies at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She is the author and editor of several books, including The Sacred Image in the Age of Art: Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco, Caravaggio; After Raphael; and Renovation and Counter Reformation: Vasari and Duke Cosimo in Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce, 1564 77.
 
Published November 1, 2002 by Harry N. Abrams. 240 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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(Draw, Girolamo, draw!) And he might have had problems with another Michelangelino, a whippersnapper named Francesco Morandini (1544-97), known as Poppi, at least until he saw the drawing titled “The Punishment of Titius” in the Morgan show.

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The Guardian

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Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body, by James Hall (Pimlico, £16.99) Michelangelo is such a byword for the Renaissance that you can now purchase amusing aprons decorated with David's genitals only a few feet from his statue in Florence.

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The Guardian

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Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body by James Hall 310pp, Chatto & Windus, £25 It snowed heavily in Florence in January 1494, and the young ruler of the city, Piero de' Medici, commissioned the young Michelangelo to make him a snowman.

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The Guardian

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The "divine" Michelangelo has become embroiled in the mother of all expenses rows.

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The Guardian

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Cy Parks, the "electric Michelangelo" of the novel's title, is a tattoo artist, born in the early years of the last century and seduced, when little more than a boy, by the siren song of his demanding profession.

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Publishers Weekly

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in addition to explicating each component (e.g., how the fresco of Saint Catherine and Saint Blaise, which originally ""invited bawdy jokes,"" was altered after the artist's death), she also describes the chapel's appearance before the frescoes covered the walls and ceiling, gives some background...

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The New York Review of Books

Filippo Buonarroti thus helped pave the way for the appreciation of so-called primitive art: Rowland’s own appreciation for Etruscan art is ultimately informed by it.

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Project MUSE

There is less emphasis on providing a basic introduction to the painting to students — who are the expressed audience for the series, although the level of students targeted is not indicated — perhaps because general introductions are easily available elsewhere.

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