The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti
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The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti: based on studies in the archives of the Buonarroti family at FlorenceUser Review - Book Verdict
Though this originally appeared back in 1911, it is still considered to be one of the best biographies of the artist. Symonds was the first to deal frankly with Michelangelo's homosexuality and was the first scholar granted complete access to the artist's materials by the Italian government. This edition includes a new introduction by Creighton E. Gilbert, art historian and translator of Michelangelo's poems and letters, who discusses the historical context of the biography as well as Symonds's own life and his efforts to recognize the contributions of gay artists. ...