ISBN-10:
0271018534
ISBN-13:
9780271018539
Pub. Date:
03/05/1999
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
The Life of Michelangelo / Edition 2

The Life of Michelangelo / Edition 2

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Overview

Ascanio Condivi was a young pupil and assistant of Michelangelo's who gained the trust and confidence of the great artist. His biography of Michelangelo to a large extent is based on the artist's own words, tells the story of his life, his relationship with his patrons, his objectives as an artist, and his accomplishments, forming the basis of a biography that has been central to the study of Michelangelo for four centuries. The significance of Condivi's text was recognized early on. Within fifteen years of its publication in 1553, Vasari incorporated much of it to correct and revise his biography of Michelangelo in the second edition of his Lives of the Artists. But, although Vasari knew Michelangelo well, the sculptor never confided in him to the extent that he did in Condivi, making this the indispensable source for the life of Michelangelo.

First published in 1976, this translation is now available in paperback for the first time and includes a revised introduction based on new research, as well as an up-to-date bibliography and endnotes section.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271018539
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 03/05/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Alice Sedgwick Wohl is an independent scholar and translator. Hellmut Wohl is a Fellow of the University Professors and Professor of Art History Emeritus, Boston University.

Table of Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS
viii(4)
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION xii(1)
INTRODUCTION xiii
THE LIFE OF MICHELANGELO
1(110)
APPENDICES 111(12)
NOTES 123(26)
GLOSSARY OF ITALIAN TERMS AND MONETARY UNITS 149(2)
INDEX 151

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