The Medici Boy
by John L'Heureux
WITH DUST JACKET
Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions
This book is in excellent condition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. This is a used book with some slight shelf wear. Please look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this item. If you have any questions, please ask. The dust jacket is in excellent shape as are the boards. Hinges tight. Binding sturdy. The text block is crisp and clean. Stated first edition. -
--ABOUT THIS ITEM--
While creating his famous bronze of David and Goliath, Donatello’s passion for his enormously beautiful model and part time rent boy, Agnolo, ignites a dangerous jealousy that ultimately leads to murder. Luca, the complex and conflicted assistant, will sacrifice all to save Donatello, even his master’s friend--the great patron of art, Cosimo de’ Medici. John L’Heureux’s long-awaited novel delivers both a monumental and intimate narrative of the creative genius Donatello at the height of his powers. With incisive detail, L’Heureux beautifully renders the master sculptor’s forbidden homosexual passions and the artistry that enthralled the powerful and highly competitive Medici and Albizzi families. The finished work is a sumptuous historical novel that entertains. At the same time, it delves deeply into both the sacred and the profane within one of the Italian Renaissance’s most consequential cities, fifteenth-century Florence.
Item Dimensions: 8.25 inches x 5.5 inches