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Oil and marble [electronic resource] : A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Stephanie Storey.

Storey, Stephanie. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781628726404 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2016.

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Summary, etc.: From 1501—1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself.Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David. Even though his impoverished family shuns him for being an artist, he is desperate to support them. Living at the foot of his misshapen block of marble, Michelangelo struggles until the stone finally begins to speak. Working against an impossible deadline, he begins his feverish carving.Meanwhile, Leonardo's life is falling apart: he loses the hoped-for David commission; he can't seem to finish any project; he is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine; he almost dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fail; and he is...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Arcade Publishing, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1710 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Classic Literature.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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