Summary: Michelangelo was, apart from being a sculptor, architect, and painter of genius, a poet and letter-writer of remarkable accomplishment. George Bull, a distinguished translator of many Italian classics, has brought his skill and experience to bear on translating this new selection of Michelangelo's letters and poetry, as well as the Life, the biography written by Michelangelo's pupil Ascanio Condivi.
''A fine collection, well translated. The not ...show morees will be very helpful to students, without seeming condescending. Although a small volume, the material is rich and shall indeed provide much for thought, debate and analytical reflection. It is 'artistic literature' to be sure. And commensurate with student budgets.'' -- Paul S. Burdett, Jr., Montclair State College ...show less