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Michelangelo: Biography Of A Genius

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From the Florence of Lorenzo the Magnificent and Savonarola to the splendour of the papal Rome; the tormented life of a Renaissance genius.


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From the Florence of Lorenzo the Magnificent and Savonarola to the splendour of the papal Rome; the tormented life of a Renaissance genius.

30 review for Michelangelo: Biography Of A Genius

  1. 5 out of 5

    Berrak

    Sanatçıyı sevenler ve hayatının ana hatlarıyla ilgili bilgi almak isteyenler için tavsiye edilir. Sondaki eser listesi paha biçilmez!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Elif

    I love Michelangelo! English: https://elifthereader.com/books/miche... Türkçe: https://kitaplikkedisi.com/kitaplar/b... I love Michelangelo! English: https://elifthereader.com/books/miche... Türkçe: https://kitaplikkedisi.com/kitaplar/b...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Camille Knudtson

    This book was a good, in depth telling of Michaelangelo as a person and his work. There’s a lot more that he did than people commonly know about. He was kind of a dick but people excuse that with his genius. The author for the most part was unbiased throughout the book, one out of a few pages he would pause and praise michaelangelo’s work. Whether that was the original author or the translator I have no clue.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lorenzo Cornia

    Lettura piacevole e avvincente, per approfondire la figura di Michelangelo da un approccio divulgativo

  5. 4 out of 5

    Yağız Öztürk

    Moderate book

  6. 4 out of 5

    Leslie Zemeckis

    A light read more fact based than emotional -

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carri

    I often surprise myself when I read a book out of my normal , how much I enjoy it. I would suggest you give this one a try.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Santiago Yomaha

    Para quien nunca supo nada de la vida de este titán de las artes el libro resulta más que interesante y por momentos, atrapante. Sin embargo, el texto presenta ciertos problemas de redacción que de algún modo llegan a incomodar al lector. El autor mezcla la su propia opinión, sus conjeturas y conclusiones sobre la vida del artista con citas textuales de documentos fidedignos o con escenarios “novelados” de la misma manera que mezcla la cronología de ciertos eventos. Avanza en el texto para retro Para quien nunca supo nada de la vida de este titán de las artes el libro resulta más que interesante y por momentos, atrapante. Sin embargo, el texto presenta ciertos problemas de redacción que de algún modo llegan a incomodar al lector. El autor mezcla la su propia opinión, sus conjeturas y conclusiones sobre la vida del artista con citas textuales de documentos fidedignos o con escenarios “novelados” de la misma manera que mezcla la cronología de ciertos eventos. Avanza en el texto para retrotraerse a un escenario anterior y retomar sin previo aviso el tema que previamente estaba tratando (tenemos que agradecer que al final del libro haya una lista cronológica de los sucesos más importantes que acontecen, año a año, desde el nacimiento hasta la muerte del escultor). Pero este no es el único defecto que tiene el libro. El problema principal es...full review at https://sjyblog.wordpress.com/2015/07...

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dora

    Though the book gives a solid account of Michelangelo's life, I would call it a "light read". In some cases, this is a positive thing, though when it comes to biographies, I expect a bit more. By "light read", I mean that the book seemed to shift between biography and (art) history novel. I still can't make up my mind on what it actually is. The historical details of the book, though quite accurate, seem to drag on in some places (not in terms of longevity, but in terms of writing style). However Though the book gives a solid account of Michelangelo's life, I would call it a "light read". In some cases, this is a positive thing, though when it comes to biographies, I expect a bit more. By "light read", I mean that the book seemed to shift between biography and (art) history novel. I still can't make up my mind on what it actually is. The historical details of the book, though quite accurate, seem to drag on in some places (not in terms of longevity, but in terms of writing style). However, I would say that the emotional descriptions of Michelangelo's working process make up for this. These were actually my favorite parts of the book because they acquaint the reader with his works (or the particular work in question in that moment) and Michelangelo's mindset, which is extremely important to understand if you want to understand the work.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dana

    I will generously describe this book as being painfully bad. I don't know if it was an issue of translation or if it is just as awful in Italian. Having said this, I generally do not like biographies, because the writers tend to be reverential and unnecessarily flowery. I read 80% of the book, skipped to Michaelangelo's death, didn't get any satisfaction there, and read the timeline. So I'm done. I will generously describe this book as being painfully bad. I don't know if it was an issue of translation or if it is just as awful in Italian. Having said this, I generally do not like biographies, because the writers tend to be reverential and unnecessarily flowery. I read 80% of the book, skipped to Michaelangelo's death, didn't get any satisfaction there, and read the timeline. So I'm done.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sahana

    Poorly written Biography. Perhaps the English translation. Roughly 2 page description of masterpieces like David and Pieta, filled with Super adjectives but not much details on the techniques. When I bought this book at the Musuem Book shop at Academia del Galleria, I wanted to know about everything that went into making David and expected a Biography would have it all.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary Fox

    Interesting information about Michelangelo's life and times. Not a very happy or nice guy. Difficult to read. Either poorly written to begin with (in Italian) or poorly translated.b Interesting information about Michelangelo's life and times. Not a very happy or nice guy. Difficult to read. Either poorly written to begin with (in Italian) or poorly translated.b

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    A good simple overview of his life -- I really appreciated the chapter tying him to the Florentine Renaissance (especially the philosophers). Not many other books do that.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lynda

    Bruno Nardini provides the reader with a condensed, well documented account of the fascinating life of Michelangelo.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Pedro

    I bought it in Italy after watching the David. A gentle introduction to the life of Michaelangelo

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Kane

    I read this book on my semester at sea trip, right before we arrived in Italy. I was in awe of Michelangelo. His works of art are amazing and really indescribable in words.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mehmet EROL

  18. 5 out of 5

    Harshit Bhati

  19. 5 out of 5

    Yiğit

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anna Bibilashvili

  21. 5 out of 5

    Doganay

  22. 5 out of 5

    Alfreda

  23. 5 out of 5

    Erman

  24. 4 out of 5

    Christian

  25. 4 out of 5

    Funda P

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gizem Unkar

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alex

  28. 5 out of 5

    Niamh Hogan

  29. 5 out of 5

    Elene

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jim Willits

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