June 2017 Academic & Specialist Reaktion Books

Renaissance Lives

Michelangelo and the Viewer in His Time Bernadine Barnes

Renaissance Lives

Michelangelo and the Viewer in His Time
Bernadine Barnes


Hardback | Jun 2017 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780237404 | 272pp | 216x138mm | Temporarily unavailable | RFB | AUD$37.99, NZD$47.99

In this engaging book ,Bernadine Barnes brings together new research to show how Michelangelo’s art was seen in its own time. Michelangelo’s consideration of his audience changed throughout his career: sometimes he produced work for conventional religious settings, and at other times he was given unprecedented freedom by open-minded patrons. This book encourages today’s viewers to take a fresh look at Michelangelo’s work.