The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David, New American Library releases a special edition of Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of... show more
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David, New American Library releases a special edition of Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven fury from which he wrested the greatest art the world has ever known.
Publish date: September 7th 2004
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 776
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Biography Memoir
, Art History
”To some people stone was dead; ‘hard as stone,’ ‘stone cold,’ they said. To him, as he once again ran his fingers along its contours, it was the most alive substance in the world, rhythmic, responsive, tractable: warm, resilient, colorful, vibrant. He was in love with stone.”Michelangelo portrait b...
Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: A biographical novel of the life and art of Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculptor, painter, architect...Review: I have conflicted feelings about this novel. There is just so much to love, so much that has made a profound emotional and intellectual impact on me. And yet in some asp...
As Stone tells us in his note afterwards, he not only lived and researched in Michelangelo's Italy, he had this letters translated into English for the first time. Stone even worked in marble quarries and apprenticed himself to a sculptor. Needless to say, this biography of the great artist, archite...
Finished: I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars. I learned a lot and this book will push me on to reading more about Italy in the 1500s, more about the Medici, more about the Borgia family, more about the Popes, more about Charles V,the Holy Roman Emperor. History was made VERY interesting. It was not d...