9781781300633-1781300631-Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze

Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze

ISBN-13: 9781781300633
ISBN-10: 1781300631
Author: Avery, Victoria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781781300633
ISBN-10: 1781300631
Author: Avery, Victoria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Avery, Victoria wrote Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze comprising 352 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1781300631 and 9781781300633. Since then Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book, the first comprehensive interdisciplinary account of Michelangelo's work as a sculptor in bronze, is the outcome of extensive original research undertaken over several years by academics at the University of Cambridge together with a team of international experts, directed by Dr Victoria Avery, a leading authority on the history, art and technology of bronze casting in Renaissance Italy.

The catalyst for this innovative project was the attribution to Michelangelo of the Rothschild bronzes – two extraordinary bronze groups of nude men on fantastical panthers – prior to their display at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2015. First proposed by the distinguished Michelangelo scholar Professor Paul Joannides and validated by the wide-ranging research published here, the attribution to Michelangelo has now gained widespread acceptance.

As part of this pioneering project, Professor Peter Abrahams, the eminent clinical anatomist specialising in dissection, has carried out the first ever in-depth scientific analysis of the anatomy of Michelangelo's nude figures. Abrahams' findings have uncovered hitherto unrecognised features of Michelangelo's unparalleled mastery of the structure and workings of the human body that give the gesture and the motion of his figures their unique expressive force.

Enigmatic and visually-striking masterpieces, the Rothschild bronzes are the focus of this multi-authored, interdisciplinary volume that contains ground-breaking contributions by leading experts in the fields of art history, anatomy, conservation science, bronze casting and the history of collecting.

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