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Michelangelo [Kindle Edition]

Romain Rolland , Frederick Street
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


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  • File Size: 264 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TRX8RC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,943 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ok June 20, 2013
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Not what i was looking for. I want more on his life, his childhood,
not just on his rivals and competitiveness.
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The rating reflects my own disappointment with this book. There was too much narration about Michelangelo's contention with his numerous patrons and adversaries than with the fruits of his labor. The description of his unique painting of the Cistine Chapel ceiling is, however, an exception to my otherwise negative to indifferent outlook on thid book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings Michelangelo to life December 9, 2012
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great short biography! Nice to have a handy reference guide of Michelangelo and his life and times in Florence and Rome.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Michelangelo Before Hollywood A.E.H. August 4, 2014
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Did you know that Michelangelo held Signorelli and Perugino in contempt? Well now you do, which may explain why he destroyed several frescoes in the Sistine chapel in order to make way for his own Last Judgment.

This book although published in 1915 does manage to point the way forged by John Ruskin at least for the English reader. Mr. Rolland even has his provocative moments as when he says that it "would be absurd to offer Michelangelo as a model to young artists." or that "the Carracci were needed at the end of the century (16th) to snatch Italian art from inevitable death."

For a slim volume, Mr. Rolland does mange to present some rather grand opinions concerning the art and influence, both historically and artistically,of Michelangelo without becoming merely a cup bearer for the great artist. The leitmotif running throughout this book is the balance in Michelangelo's art whether it is Platonism versus Christianity, voluptuous in art as opposed to "pious and bourgeois realism." This writer does have a grand stroke about him and I am quite certain that it will stimulate the casual reader to understand the man's work and a bit of his life especially the delicate manner of his love for Vittoria Colonna or Tommaso dei Cavalieri.
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