Ascanio Condivi was a young pupil and assistant of Michelangelo's who gained the trust and confidence of the great artist. His biography of Michelangelo to a large extent is based on the artist's own words, tells the story of his life, his relationship with his patrons, his objectives as an artist, and his accomplishments, forming the basis of a biography that has been central to the study of Michelangelo for four centuries. First published in 1976, this translation is now available in paperback for the first time and includes a revised introduction based on new research, as well as an up-to-date endnotes section.
Condivi was a young pupil, assistant, and confidante of Michelangelo's, and his biography is based to a large extent on the master's own words. It tells of his life, his relationship with his patrons, his objectives as an artist, and his accomplishments. The 1976 hard cover was published by Louisiana State University Press; a new introduction and updated endnotes incorporate recent research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)