This beautiful book gathers together Michelangelo's work, both the famous and the lesser known, to create a vivid portrait of the artist's life and career. Visually spectacular, it features more than 150 illustrations of his artworks, including the Pietà, David, Moses and the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
William E. Wallace's insightful narrative describes a career that spanned the glories of the Italian Renaissance to the first stirrings of the counter-reformation. It is enhanced with rare documents from Michelangelo's personal papers, such as contracts for his works and his plans for the Sistine Chapel.
William E Wallace is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo. He is currently the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University in St Louis. He has published extensively on Renaissance art: in addition to more than 80 articles, book chapters and essays, he is the author or editor of six books on Michelangelo, including the award-winning Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting and Architecture (1998) and was also among those experts consulted by the Vatican over the restoration of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in the 1990s.