Michelangelo's David : Florentine history and civic identity /

"This book takes a new look at the interpretations of, and the historical information surrounding, Michelangelo's David. New documentary materials discovered by Rolf Bagemihl add to the early history of the stone block that became the David and provide an identity for the painted terracott...

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Author / Creator:Paoletti, John T., author.
Imprint:New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 388 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Michelangelo Buonarroti, -- 1475-1564. -- David.
Michelangelo -- Buonarroti -- 1475-1564 -- David
David (Michelangelo Buonarroti)
Art and society -- Italy -- Florence -- History -- 16th century.
Art et société -- Italie -- Florence -- Histoire -- 16e siècle.
ART -- Sculpture & Installation.
Art and society.
Politics and government.
Florence (Italy) -- Symbolic representation.
Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1421-1737.
Florence (Italie) -- Représentation symbolique.
Florence (Italie) -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1421-1737.
Italy -- Florence.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12481850
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Other authors / contributors:Bagemihl, Rolf.
ISBN:9781107338784
1107338786
9781316247693
1316247694
9781316249598
131624959X
110704359X
9781107043596
9781107043596
110704359X
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main text in English, original documents transcribed in Latin and Italian.
Summary:"This book takes a new look at the interpretations of, and the historical information surrounding, Michelangelo's David. New documentary materials discovered by Rolf Bagemihl add to the early history of the stone block that became the David and provide an identity for the painted terracotta colossus that stood on the cathedral buttresses for which Michelangelo's statue was to be a companion. The David, with its placement at the Palazzo della Signoria, was deeply implicated in the civic history of Florence, where public nakedness played a ritual role in the military and in the political lives of its people. This book, then, places the David not only within the artistic history of Florence and its monuments but also within the popular culture of the period as well"--
Other form:Print version: Paoletti, John T. Michelangelo's David. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015 9781107043596 110704359X
Standard no.:9781107043596