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The Architecture of Michelangelo - James S. Ackerman

The Architecture of Michelangelo

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Published: 1st January 1986
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In this widely acclaimed work, James Ackerman considers in detail the buildings designed by Michelangelo in Florence and Rome--including the Medici Chapel, the Farnese Palace, the Basilica of St. Peter, and the Capitoline Hill. He then turns to an examination of the artist's architectural drawings, theory, and practice. As Ackerman points out, Michelangelo worked on many projects started or completed by other architects. Consequently this study provides insights into the achievements of the whole profession during the sixteenth century. The text is supplemented with 140 black-and-white illustrations and is followed by a scholarly catalog of Michelangelo's buildings that discusses chronology, authorship, and condition. For this second edition, Ackerman has made extensive revisions in the catalog to encompass new material that has been published on the subject since 1970.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Michelangelo's 'Theory' of Architecture
The Faccedil;ade of San Lorenzo in Florence
The Medici Chapel
The Library of San Lorenzo
The Fortifications of Florence
The Capitoline Hill
The Farnese Palace
The Basilica of St. Peter
San Giovanni De' Fiorentini and the Sforza Chapel
The Porta Pia
Santa Maria Degli Angeli
Conclusion
Notes
List of Abbreviations
Catalogue of Michelangelo's Works
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226002408
ISBN-10: 0226002403
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st January 1986
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 15.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2