What Makes Michelangelo’s David So Famous?

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Victor Coonin, an art history professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, has recently published a book that sets out to answer this apparently basic question. From Marble to Flesh. The Biography of Michelangelo’s David is an attractively illustrated trade paperback that will appeal to Italy lovers and art lovers around the world – even, and perhaps especially, those without any art history training. We sat down with the author (virtually) and with Alexandra Korey, his editor at The Florentine Press, an independent Florence-based publishing house, who shared this daring journey with him.

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