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Michelangelo:His Life in Six Masterpieces

Miles J. Unger

Art historian Unger (Machiavelli, 2011) chronicles the life of sculptor, painter, and architect Michelangelo through six of his greatest masterpieces: The Pieta (carved in 1499), David, the Sistine Chapel ceiling, The Medici Tombs, The Last Judgment, and the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica (unfinished at his death in 1564). Unger's engaging biography brings to life this egotistical, secretive, jealous, brilliant man and reminds us why Michelangelo's art continues to amaze and inspire.