Search Results: "Michelangelo"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHELANGELO by George Bull
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A thorough and informative reference book that tells us much about the times but fails to capture the genius of one of our greatest artists. (b&w photos, not seen)"
This attempt at a panoramic biography of one of the dominant artists of the Renaissance reads more as a recap of the period's events than a persuasive dissection of character. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO by Miles J. Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2014

"Unger's edged prose shows us a clear Michelangelo emerging from the stone of history."
Art historian and journalist Unger (Machiavelli, 2011, etc.) organizes his life of Michelangelo by focusing on six masterpieces of varying media that compose the pillars of his creative life. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"It deserves heavy representation in home, school, and public library collections. (Biography. 9+)"
Stanley is the premier creator of handsome, artistically ambitious, and factually accurate illustrated books that explore and explain the lives and times of major figures throughout history (Joan of Arc, 1998; Leonardo Da Vinci, 1996). Read full book review >

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INTRODUCING MICHELANGELO by Robin Richmond
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A brief but attractive survey of the work of the sculptor and painter who's been described as the greatest ever, with a few biographical details—his early separation from his parents, his schooling with Ghirlandaio, his move from Lorenzo de' Medici's Florence to Rome, where papal demands created lifelong opportunities and frustrations. Read full book review >

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THE ELECTRIC MICHELANGELO by Sarah Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A lot of flash, and not much more."
Hall (Haweswater, 2003) earned a Booker nod with this picaresque tale of a tattoo artist. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO FOR KIDS by Simonetta Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Like many others in the …For Kids series, stronger for its content than the promised activities but worth it nevertheless. (Biography. 9-14)"
This substantial biography of the life and times of the great sculptor, painter, poet, and Renaissance man Michelangelo Buonarroti describes its subject's life in eight chapters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"An unusual memoir from an unusual point of view, one that at times recalls Czeslaw Milosz's The Captive Mind; readable and thought-provoking."
A Polish aristocrat blessed with a considerable sense of noblesse oblige recalls years of resistance to totalitarian rule. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO AND THE POPE’S CEILING by Ross King
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Readers looking for the lite version of this tale may still want to fire up the VCR and watch Charlton Heston chew the scenery. Those seeking a richer understanding of Renaissance art-making will find this a pleasure."
A legend-busting, richly detailed account of the four-year making of the Sistine Chapel frescos. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"A cautionary, timely gay rights manifesto with teeth."
The noted outspoken gay journalist and radio host passionately appeals to the gay community to resist complacency in the struggle for equality. Read full book review >