Michelangelo's Mountain: The Quest For Perfection in the Marble Quarries of Carrara

Michelangelo's Mountain: The Quest For Perfection in the Marble Quarries of Carrara

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No artist looms so large in Western consciousness and culture as Michelangelo Buonarroti, the most celebrated sculptor of all time. And no place on earth provides a stone so capable of simulating the warmth and vitality of human flesh and incarnating the genius of a Michelangelo as the statuario of Carrara, the storied marble mecca at Tuscany's northwest corner. It was there, where shadowy Etruscans and Roman slaves once toiled, that Michelangelo risked his life… (more)

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Publisher: Atria Books (August 30, 2005)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 2.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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