Please try your request again later. The Agony of Bernard Harcourt by Michael Welton. It is written in such a way you won't want to put the book down. About The Agony and the Ecstasy Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michelangelo—the #1 New York Times bestseller in which both the artist and the man are brought to vivid, captivating life. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. [2] The Italian government lauded Stone with several honorary awards for his cultural achievements highlighting Italian history. A well documented story of Michelangelo and his time that becomes a novel while you discover the renaissance of Lorenzo il Magnifico, the gloomy world of Savonarola and the intrigues and weaknesses of the Popes. The portrait of Michelangelo as a hard-working, withdrawn and lonely individual with an incredible talent is powerful. 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…. Could not put it down!!! Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2018. Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017. If you are interested in the subject, but don't have the background in it, The Agony … I have a copy of Adam's creation from the Sistine Chapel and one of my favorite framed pictures is the David (which in person in Florence is by itself worth the trip and the lines to get in!!!) The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. Book: Near Fine/ $60.80 the AGONY and the ECSTASY: a NOVEL of MICHELANGELO; Author Signed. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Critique and Praxis (2020) is Bernard Harcourt’s recent mountainous book. The Complete Paintings and Drawings, Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill (Leaders in Action), Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743. Entering, one climbs … After a substantial research on the best biographies based on his life and work, I was more than convinced that this book was it. 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Though Ghirlandaio never mentions their conversation about the figure of Christ again, Michelangelo sees his preferred Christ in Ghirlandaio’s finished figure: “The legs twisted in an angular position, a little knock-kneed; the chest, shoulders and arms those of a man who had carried logs and built houses; with a rounded, protruding stomach that had absorbed its quantity of food: in its power and reality far outdistancing any of the still-life set figures that Ghirlandaio had as yet painted for the Tornabuoni Choir.” I read this book before a holiday in Florence. Please distinguish between this work, Irving Stone's 1961 novel The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo, and the similarly titled The Agony and the Ecstasy: Short Stories and New Writing in Celebration of the World Cup edited by Nicholas Royle. Learn more. Read the book first, then see the movie which is not as accurate but also good. The Agony and the Ecstasy Study Guide consists of approx. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 25, 2016, Wonderful book, that immerses you in the life of Michaelangelo, gives an understanding of the order of his works, an appreciation, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2018, Read this years ago and had to read it again excellent book, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 4, 2019. I, MICHELANGELO, SCULPTOR is from the translation by Charles Speroni. I was fascinated by the historical background and learned a lot about that time period....and about the making of sculpture. The characters were fleshed out enough to be interesting and added information to what I had learned in history classes--although as in all historical fiction, it would be nice to know what is real and what is the author's imagination. He gave life to Michelangelo as Michelangelo gave life to Sculpture. 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