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The Resource Michelangelo's sculpture : selected essays, Leo Steinberg ; edited by Sheila Schwartz

Michelangelo's sculpture : selected essays, Leo Steinberg ; edited by Sheila Schwartz

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Michelangelo's sculpture : selected essays
Title
Michelangelo's sculpture
Title remainder
selected essays
Statement of responsibility
Leo Steinberg ; edited by Sheila Schwartz
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Language
eng
Summary
"Leo Steinberg was one of the most original and daring art historians of the twentieth century, known for taking interpretative risks that challenged the profession by overturning reigning orthodoxies. In essays and lectures that ranged from old masters to contemporary art, he combined scholarly erudition with an eloquent prose that illuminated his subject and a credo that privileged the visual evidence of the image over the literature written about it. His works, sometimes provocative and controversial, remain vital and influential reading. For half a century, Steinberg delved into Michelangelo's work, revealing the symbolic structures underlying the artist's highly charged idiom. This volume of essays and unpublished lectures explicates many of Michelangelo's most celebrated sculptures, applying principles gleaned from long, hard looking. Almost everything Steinberg wrote included passages of old-fashioned formal analysis, but here put to the service of interpretation. He understood that Michelangelo's rendering of figures as well as their gestures and interrelations conveys an emblematic significance masquerading under the guise of naturalism. Michelangelo pushed Renaissance naturalism into the furthest reaches of metaphor, using the language of the body and its actions to express fundamental Christian tenets once expressible only by poets and preachers--or, as Steinberg put it, in Michelangelo's art, "anatomy becomes theology." Michelangelo's Sculpture is the first in a series of volumes of Steinberg's selected writings and unpublished lectures, edited by his longtime associate Sheila Schwartz. The volume also includes a book review debunking psychoanalytic interpretation of the master's work, a light-hearted look at Michelangelo and the medical profession and, finally, the shortest piece Steinberg ever published." -- Publisher's description
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1920-2011
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Steinberg, Leo
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NB623.B9
LC item number
S74 2018
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Schwartz, Sheila
Series statement
Essays by Leo Steinberg
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  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Sculpture, Renaissance
  • Sculpture
  • Sculpture
  • Sculpture
  • Sculpture, Renaissance
  • Italy
  • ART / Sculpture
Label
Michelangelo's sculpture : selected essays, Leo Steinberg ; edited by Sheila Schwartz
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Shrinking Michelangelo
  • Michelangelo and the doctors
  • What would you ask Michelangelo?
  • Introduction
  • Richard Neer
  • The metaphors of love and birth in Michelangelo's Pietàs
  • The Roman Pietà: Michelangelo at twenty-three
  • The Medici Madonna and related works
  • Body and symbol in the Medici Madonna
  • The Florentine Pietà: the missing leg twenty years after
  • The Michelangelo next door
Control code
1002692772
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiv, 226 pages
Isbn
9780226482576
Lccn
2017039555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028791196
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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182605
System control number
(OCoLC)1002692772
Label
Michelangelo's sculpture : selected essays, Leo Steinberg ; edited by Sheila Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Shrinking Michelangelo
  • Michelangelo and the doctors
  • What would you ask Michelangelo?
  • Introduction
  • Richard Neer
  • The metaphors of love and birth in Michelangelo's Pietàs
  • The Roman Pietà: Michelangelo at twenty-three
  • The Medici Madonna and related works
  • Body and symbol in the Medici Madonna
  • The Florentine Pietà: the missing leg twenty years after
  • The Michelangelo next door
Control code
1002692772
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiv, 226 pages
Isbn
9780226482576
Lccn
2017039555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028791196
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
182605
System control number
(OCoLC)1002692772

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