Sistine Chapel

Carlo Pietrangeli, Author, Carlo Pietrangeli, Photographer Harmony $24.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-517-56274-1
This handsome book, with more than 300 full-color photographs, including a centerfold, is an authoritative record of the recent cleaning and restoration of Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. HIs radiant palette as a colorist is revealed in before and after frames; the myth that Michelangelo painted the ceiling positioned on his back is dispelled. Seven essays by art historians and theologians, plus the well-captioned photographs themselves, provide an inspiring journey through one of Rome's most popular attractions. (October 3
Reviewed on: 09/01/1986
Release date: 09/01/1986
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