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This is an auction for MICHELANGELO by Antonio Forcellino.

"Michelangelo lived in interesting times (French invasions; the Reformation) and Forcellino displays an excellent grasp of the political and religious turmoil of the period and, as an art historian-restorer, is as eloquent talking about techniques as he is about composition and iconography."
- Observer (UK)

"A breath-taking and even thrilling story offering much that is brand new."
- California Literary Review

"In this brilliant new biography by art historian and restorer Antonio Forcellino the facts are dis-entangled from the myths."
- Yorkshire Evening Post

"A thoroughly enjoyable and recommendable read."
- European Review of History

Amazon.com review:

"This major new biography recounts the extraordinary life of one of the most creative figures in Western culture, weaving together the multiple threads of Michelangelo's life and times with a brilliant analysis of his greatest works. The author retraces Michelangelo's journey from Rome to Florence, explores his changing religious views and examines the complicated politics of patronage in Renaissance Italy. The psychological portrait of Michelangelo is constantly foregrounded, depicting with great conviction a tormented man, solitary and avaricious, burdened with repressed homosexuality and a surplus of creative enthusiasm. Michelangelo's acts of self-representation and his pivotal role in constructing his own myth are compellingly unveiled."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2011.

208 pages + 42 full-colour photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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