The Resource Michelangelo and the art of letter writing, Deborah Parker

Michelangelo and the art of letter writing, Deborah Parker

Label
Michelangelo and the art of letter writing
Title
Michelangelo and the art of letter writing
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Parker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Michelangelo's extant correspondence is the most abundant of any artist. Spanning 67 years, it comprises roughly 1,400 letters, of which 500 were written by Michelangelo himself. Biographers and art historians have combed the letters for insight into Michelangelo's views on art, his contractual obligations, and his relationships. Literary scholars have explored parallels between the letters and Michelangelo's poetry. Nevertheless, this is the first book to study the letters for their intrinsically literary qualities. In this volume, Deborah Parker examines Michelangelo's use of language as a means of understanding the creative process of this extraordinary artist. His letters often revel in witticisms, rhetorical flourishes, and linguistic ingenuity. Close study of his mastery of words and modes of self-presentation shows Michelangelo to be a consummate artist who deploys the resources of language to considerable effect"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Deborah
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4615.B6
LC item number
A83 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
  • Artists
  • Italian letters
  • Letter writing, Italian
  • Brief
  • Artists
  • Italian letters
  • Letter writing, Italian
  • Italy
Label
Michelangelo and the art of letter writing, Deborah Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The role of letters in biographies of Michelangelo; 2. From word to image: epistolary rhetoric and artistic form; 3. From experience to expression: representations of captivity in Michelangelo's art, poetry, and letters; 4. Michelangelo's words: saying, doing, meaning
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 156 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521761406
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010014057
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)595739071
  • (OCoLC)ocn595739071
Label
Michelangelo and the art of letter writing, Deborah Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The role of letters in biographies of Michelangelo; 2. From word to image: epistolary rhetoric and artistic form; 3. From experience to expression: representations of captivity in Michelangelo's art, poetry, and letters; 4. Michelangelo's words: saying, doing, meaning
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 156 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521761406
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010014057
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)595739071
  • (OCoLC)ocn595739071

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...