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The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

17 Ratings: 3.2
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Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Read this before you make a trip to Italy. This work brings Michelangelo's sculpture to life by informing you of the life required to produce it. Excellent.
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
Awesome book and history, Good read.
review by . May 24, 2009
Since we were planning a trip to Tuscany, it seemed logical to read Irving Stone's "The Agony and the Ecstasy." It's a long book (over 700 pages) and I can't say it was hard to put down. To be fair, it is an extremely well-researched book. Stone spent years living in Italy studying Michelangelo's life. He had the artist's letters, records, and contracts translated into English and reportedly apprenticed himself to a sculptor to try and understand the practical aspects of the art. I don't know much …
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