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Michelangelo [electronic resource] : a study in the nature of art /
Adrian Stokes ; with a new introduction by Richard Wollheim.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
description
xviii, 166 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
041526765X
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
isbn
041526765X
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Originally published: London : Tavistock Publications, 1955.
catalogue key
10770610
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'This is a book I hope to read at least once, if not twice, more. I think Adrian Stokes has made a new, deep and penetrating contribution to present-day art criticism.'- Henry Moore 'Michelangelo's artistic personality has been profoundly read. It will be difficult to be content again with any view that does not look into its depth, or with one which does not see the man's life, his visual works and his poetry together.'- Lawrence Gowing
'This is a book I hope to read at least once, if not twice, more. I think Adrian Stokes has made a new, deep and penetrating contribution to present-day art criticism.' - Henry Moore 'Michelangelo's artistic personality has been profoundly read. It will be difficult to be content again with any view that does not look into its depth, or with one which does not see the man's life, his visual works and his poetry together.' - Lawrence Gowing
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Focusing on Michelangelo, this text is an art criticism that marries psychoanalysis and art. It is the first art criticism besides Freud's own Leonardo Da Vinci to examine art in such a manner and was originally published in 1955.
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"Michelangelo's artistic personality has been profoundly read. It will be difficult to be content again with any view that does not look into its depth, or with one which does not see the man's life, his visual works and his poetry together." --Lawrence Gowing
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Adrian Stokes was one of the twentieth century's finest and most discriminating writers on art. Of over twenty works of art criticism, Michelangelo was considered by Lawrence Gowing to be the most complete he ever wrote, presenting an understanding of the great artist that no one subsequently could afford to ignore. Stokes brings to bear in this work not only twenty-five years' study and appreciation of Italian Renaissance art and of aesthetics, but also a unique psychological perspective, as he explains in his introduction, which enables him to uncover the depths of the artist's personality. The subtlety of feeling and profound knowledge of sculpture which Sir Herbert Read admired in Stokes's work is also combined with a literary style perfected through his own poetry and criticism. Presenting a unique survey of his subject's literary as well as his artistic legacy, Stokes succeeds, as no other has before or since, in his aim of bringing Michelangelo's greatness into nearer view.
Table of Contents
Author's Note
Introduction
Introductoryp. 1
General Introductionp. 3
Synopsis of Michelangelo's Life and Known Worksp. 12
Michelangelo and his familyp. 22
Visual Worksp. 55
The Poemsp. 119
A Note on Iconographyp. 149
The Medici Chapelp. 157
Indexp. 161
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