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Michelangelo

A Life in Six Masterpieces

by Miles J. Unger

Michelangelo by Miles J. Unger
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  • First Published:
    Jul 2014, 448 pages
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    Jul 2015, 448 pages

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Suzanne Reeder

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This meticulous biography illuminates not just the life of the great artist but also the history of Rome and Florence during his time.

In Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces, Miles J. Unger examines the genius artist and his long and illustrious career. This meticulously researched book is equally insightful and entertaining, teeming with detailed accounts and rich descriptions that bring not only Michelangelo to vivid life but also the Renaissance era in which he lived, when "the princes of the Church" had the power to make or break an artist's career.

A former contributing writer for The New York Times and former Managing Editor of Art New England, Unger's work also has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. He has authored three previous books, including Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de'Medici and Machiavelli: A Biography.

Unger's narrative begins with the artist as a 73-year-old man who has just written a ...

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