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The Resource Michelangelo and the reinvention of the human body, James Hall

Michelangelo and the reinvention of the human body, James Hall

Label
Michelangelo and the reinvention of the human body
Title
Michelangelo and the reinvention of the human body
Statement of responsibility
James Hall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, the art critic James Hall explores the body-language of Michelangelo's figures, and his preoccupation with the male nude. He answers many of the major puzzles - his stern Madonnas and their lack of maternal feeling; his concern with colossal scale and size; his passion for anatomical dissection; the meaning of the drawings made for his young lover Tommaso da Cavalieri. By asking basic questions about Michelangelo and his times, Hall sheds dramatic new light on many of his most familiar works, including the statue of David and the narratives of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and his haunting late images of the dead Christ." "This book re-assesses the popular idea of Michelangelo as an artist-superman possessed of titanic mental and physical powers, and the long-held view of him as brilliant but unbalanced, obsessed with the male nude. Hall sees him as the first artist to put the unadorned human body centre stage, giving him a profound relevance to our own time, in which visual artists and writers are so fixated on 'the body'. If we really want to understand our own culture, he argues, we need to understand Michelangelo. This new study offers us a way to do so."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, James
Dewey number
709/.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N6923.B9
LC item number
H25 2005
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
  • Human beings in art
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Michelangelo (Buonarroti)
  • Körper
Label
Michelangelo and the reinvention of the human body, James Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mothers -- Giants -- Bodies -- Crowds -- Benefactions -- Movements -- Humiliations -- Legacies
Control code
57349136
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxi, 312 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374208837
Lccn
2004065458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780374208837
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57349136
Label
Michelangelo and the reinvention of the human body, James Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mothers -- Giants -- Bodies -- Crowds -- Benefactions -- Movements -- Humiliations -- Legacies
Control code
57349136
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxi, 312 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374208837
Lccn
2004065458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780374208837
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57349136

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