Best Andrew Graham-Dixon books
Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel
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You cannot stand underneath the masterwork that is the Sistine Chapel without considering the genius and painstaking work that went into its creation. Michelangelo Buonarroti never wanted to paint the Sistine Chapel, though. Appointed by the temperamental Julius II, Michelangelo believed the suspiciously large-scale project to be a plot for failure conspired by his rivals and the Warrior Pope.” After all, Michelangelo was not a painterhe was a sculptor. The noble artist reluctantly took on the daunting task that would damage his neck, back, and eyes (if you have ever strained to admire the real thing, you know). Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story behind the famous painted ceiling over which the great artist painfully toiled for four long years.
Linking Michelangelo’s personal life to his work on the Sistine Chapel, Graham-Dixon describes Michelangelo’s unique depiction of the Book of Genesis, tackles ambiguities in the work, and details the painstaking work that went into Michelangelo’s magnificent creation. Complete with rich, full-color illustrations and Graham-Dixon’s articulate narrative, Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel is an indispensable and significant piece of art criticism. It humanizes this heavenly masterpiece in a way that every art enthusiast, student, and professional can understand and appreciate.
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Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
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“This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century.”―Hilary Spurling, New York Times Book ReviewIn a bravura performance, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio’s staggering artistic achievements, delving into the original Italian sources to create a masterful profile of the mercurial painter. This New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year features more than eighty full-color reproductions of the artist’s best paintings. 40 pages of color illustrations; 4 maps
In the Picture: The Year Through Art
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The Italian scholars who first dreamed of a Renaissance wished to revive the spirit of classical antiquity after the darkness--as they saw it--of the medieval and Byzantine periods. Graham-Dixon argues, however, that the Renaissance represented a culmination rather than a complete rejection of those earlier influences. Starting in the Middle Ages with the impact of the Franciscan movement on painting in Italy, Graham-Dixon's reappraisal of the Renaissance takes us through the key moments of its development, focusing on the major artists and architects of the time: the Early Renaissance in Florence--Giotto, Masaccio, Donatello, and Brunelleschi; the Northern Renaissance--Dürer, Cranach, and Brueghel; Venice--Titian, Palladio, and Tintoretto; and the High Renaissance in Rome--Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael.
Renaissance also outlines the historical context of this time of great social as well as artistic change. It reveals the social climate in which these artists worked: the power struggles between the Renaissance rulers of the Italian city-states, the French invasions of Italy, the invention of printing, and the Protestant Reformation. Along with his vivid, highly original, and often extremely entertaining descriptions of the works themselves, Graham-Dixon not only reassesses but also brings to life one of the most glorious periods in history.
A History of British Art (Acclaim for the Book and Television Series)
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Dixon (Stratham Shifters Book 6)
Sarah J. Stone
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Thrust into the Human World with nothing but one bag and her sister’s vision of meeting her mate, Melody has no clue what to do. When she lands, quite literally on her mate’s back she doesn’t know what to expect. Will he accept that she is an elf from a completely different world, or will he turn away leaving to fight her battle on her own.
Dixon knows something is coming, only he doesn’t know what. He’s a lion shifter who can’t shift and has been outcast by his own kind. He lives his dull life the same way until Melody is hurdled into his life. He thinks it’s Fate sick pleasure playing games with him until he realizes that Melody can give him everything he’s lacked in his life, but how can he mate with a woman and not be able to protect her? Self-doubt clouds his mind until she convinces him that she loves him no matter what.
Paper Museum: Writings About Painting, Mostly
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