The Resource Michelangelo : the artist, the man, and his times, William E. Wallace

Michelangelo : the artist, the man, and his times, William E. Wallace

Label
Michelangelo : the artist, the man, and his times
Title
Michelangelo
Title remainder
the artist, the man, and his times
Statement of responsibility
William E. Wallace
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Michelangelo is universally recognized to be one of the greatest artists of all time. In this vividly written biography, William E. Wallace offers a substantially new view of the artist. Not only a supremely gifted sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, Michelangelo was also an aristocrat who firmly believed in the ancient and noble origins of his family. The belief in his patrician status fueled his lifelong ambition to improve his family's financial situation and to raise the social standing of artists. Michelangelo's ambitions are evident in his writing, dress, and comportment, as well as in his ability to befriend, influence, and occasionally say "no" to popes, kings, and princes. Written from the words of Michelangelo and his contemporaries, this biography not only tells his own stories but also brings to life the culture and society of Renaissance Florence and Rome. Not since Irving Stone's novel The Agony and the Ecstasy has there been such a compelling and human portrayal of this remarkable yet credible human individual
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, William E
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N6923.M45
LC item number
W35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1475-1564
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Michelangelo Buonarroti
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Michelangelo (Buonarroti)
  • Michelangelo
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Artists
  • Art
  • Biography as Topic
  • Artists
  • Italy
Label
Michelangelo : the artist, the man, and his times, William E. Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Note to the reader -- Part 1 -- Introduction -- 1: Rome, 1496 -- Unconventional beginning -- To Carrara -- Friends and the Pieta -- Michelangelo, 1500 -- 2: Aristocrat of artists -- Under a fateful star -- What's in a name? -- Privileged beginning -- Medici connection -- Of the noblest origins -- Florentine citizens -- Michelangelo in school -- Sex and domestic arrangements -- Was there love? -- Flattened nose -- 3: Rise to prominence -- Early works -- To Bologna -- Return to Florence -- David -- For the republic -- Three Tondi -- Doni's double -- International fame -- 4: Papal Summons -- Michelangelo in Bologna, 1506-1508 -- Casting in great bronze -- 5: Rome, 1508-1516 -- At work in the Sistine Chapel -- Family matters -- Barefoot and naked -- Current affairs -- Completing the ceiling -- Tomb again -- Pope Leo X -- Place of brigands -- 6: Florence, 1515-1525 -- Marble behemoth -- First column -- Cancellation -- From facade to mausoleum -- New pope, a new start -- Jacopo Salviati -- Clement VII -- 7: Week in the life -- Monday, July 24 -- Tuesday, July 25 -- Wednesday, July 26 -- Thursday, July 27 -- Friday, July 28 -- Saturday, July 29 -- Sunday, July 30 -- Medici Chapel and Laurentian Library -- 8: Florence, 1525-1534 -- Unfavorable times -- They are all dying of hunger -- War -- Aftermath of war -- Domestic matters -- Departure -- Part 2 -- 9: Rome, 1534-1542 -- Old and new friends: Fattucci -- Jesting with Sebastiano and company -- Tommaso de Cavalieri -- Paul III -- Pope's artist -- Last judgment -- Julius tomb again-and again -- Denouement -- 10: Rome, 1542-1545 -- Poetic muses -- Illness and unusual gift -- Vittoria Colonna -- Poet's growing reputation
  • 11: Papal architect, Rome, 1546-1549 -- Pasture for silly sheep -- St Peter's Campidoglio and Farnese Palace -- Lionardo -- Finding a wife -- Una Casa Onorevole -- Misunderstandings -- We must be resigned -- Once again, a suitable wife -- 12: New friends, diminishing family -- Pauline Chapel -- 1550: Julius III -- Giorgio Vasari -- Urbino -- Michelangelo's household -- Pieta -- Molto Afflicto e Tribolato -- 13: St Peter's -- Michelangelo's assistant: Bastiano Malenotti -- Spoleto -- Rome again-and St Peter's -- St Peter's or Florence? -- 14: Late work, long life -- San Giovanni dei Fiorentini -- Tiberio Calcagni -- Porta Pia and Santa Maria degli Angeli -- Friends, rivals, fawners, and favors -- Leone Leoni -- Thousand kisses -- 15: Final years -- For the welfare of my soul -- Cornelia Colonelli -- Patriarch of Casteldurante -- Working at St Peter's and at home -- Murder -- Marcello Venusti -- Daniele da Volterra -- Questo Santo Huomo -- Last Pieta -- Illness and death -- 16: Return to Florence -- Final journey -- I never ran a shop -- Notes -- Cast of principal characters -- Popes during Michelangelo's life -- Abbreviations of frequently cited works -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 401 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781107673694
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009003636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)300722328
  • (OCoLC)ocn300722328
Label
Michelangelo : the artist, the man, and his times, William E. Wallace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Note to the reader -- Part 1 -- Introduction -- 1: Rome, 1496 -- Unconventional beginning -- To Carrara -- Friends and the Pieta -- Michelangelo, 1500 -- 2: Aristocrat of artists -- Under a fateful star -- What's in a name? -- Privileged beginning -- Medici connection -- Of the noblest origins -- Florentine citizens -- Michelangelo in school -- Sex and domestic arrangements -- Was there love? -- Flattened nose -- 3: Rise to prominence -- Early works -- To Bologna -- Return to Florence -- David -- For the republic -- Three Tondi -- Doni's double -- International fame -- 4: Papal Summons -- Michelangelo in Bologna, 1506-1508 -- Casting in great bronze -- 5: Rome, 1508-1516 -- At work in the Sistine Chapel -- Family matters -- Barefoot and naked -- Current affairs -- Completing the ceiling -- Tomb again -- Pope Leo X -- Place of brigands -- 6: Florence, 1515-1525 -- Marble behemoth -- First column -- Cancellation -- From facade to mausoleum -- New pope, a new start -- Jacopo Salviati -- Clement VII -- 7: Week in the life -- Monday, July 24 -- Tuesday, July 25 -- Wednesday, July 26 -- Thursday, July 27 -- Friday, July 28 -- Saturday, July 29 -- Sunday, July 30 -- Medici Chapel and Laurentian Library -- 8: Florence, 1525-1534 -- Unfavorable times -- They are all dying of hunger -- War -- Aftermath of war -- Domestic matters -- Departure -- Part 2 -- 9: Rome, 1534-1542 -- Old and new friends: Fattucci -- Jesting with Sebastiano and company -- Tommaso de Cavalieri -- Paul III -- Pope's artist -- Last judgment -- Julius tomb again-and again -- Denouement -- 10: Rome, 1542-1545 -- Poetic muses -- Illness and unusual gift -- Vittoria Colonna -- Poet's growing reputation
  • 11: Papal architect, Rome, 1546-1549 -- Pasture for silly sheep -- St Peter's Campidoglio and Farnese Palace -- Lionardo -- Finding a wife -- Una Casa Onorevole -- Misunderstandings -- We must be resigned -- Once again, a suitable wife -- 12: New friends, diminishing family -- Pauline Chapel -- 1550: Julius III -- Giorgio Vasari -- Urbino -- Michelangelo's household -- Pieta -- Molto Afflicto e Tribolato -- 13: St Peter's -- Michelangelo's assistant: Bastiano Malenotti -- Spoleto -- Rome again-and St Peter's -- St Peter's or Florence? -- 14: Late work, long life -- San Giovanni dei Fiorentini -- Tiberio Calcagni -- Porta Pia and Santa Maria degli Angeli -- Friends, rivals, fawners, and favors -- Leone Leoni -- Thousand kisses -- 15: Final years -- For the welfare of my soul -- Cornelia Colonelli -- Patriarch of Casteldurante -- Working at St Peter's and at home -- Murder -- Marcello Venusti -- Daniele da Volterra -- Questo Santo Huomo -- Last Pieta -- Illness and death -- 16: Return to Florence -- Final journey -- I never ran a shop -- Notes -- Cast of principal characters -- Popes during Michelangelo's life -- Abbreviations of frequently cited works -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 401 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781107673694
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009003636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)300722328
  • (OCoLC)ocn300722328

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