The Agony and the Ecstasy

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A fictional biography of the artist Michelangelo Buonarotti. It is also a vivid recreation of renaissance Italy, evoking the turbulence of a time when the Medici family and the Church were all powerful. Stone's previous books on the art world ...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/10/10
I enjoyed reading every single page of this super biography. Stone writes with deep reverence for his protagonist and you cannot help feeling the same. Michelangelo's passion and yearning to be what he always desired to really impressed and touched ...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/02/10
A very enjoyable introduction into the life of Michelangelo, and so well-written that you forgive the author some historic liberties. Michelangelo lived to the age of 89, and you feel that Stone at times is rushing to keep the book under 1000pp. ...Continua
Ha scritto il 28/03/09
An absolutely fabulous book. I spent my time reading and then going to my art book to compare the descriptions of the works with their pictures! I also spent considerable time googling the names of all the other artists, sculptors, painters and ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 27/10/06
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This is a big book; over 750 pages of small print and crowded pages. So when I began to read and wasn’t all that impressed I thought I’d end up tossing it. The prose felt forced, stilted and somewhat boring. But as I read on I did get more and

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