Monday, May 17, 2010

Life and Work of Michelangelo

The present special edition explores Michelangelo’s life and work in depth and detail. The different parts of the book concentrate on the life of Michelangelo via an extensive and copiously illustrated biographical essay and include gorgeous, full page reproductions and enlarged details that bring readers up close to the works.

The Authors also take account to a previously unseen extent of Michelangelo’s more personal traits and circumstances such as his solitary nature, his thirst for money and commissions, his miserliness, his immense wealth, and his skill as a property investor. In addition, the book tackles the controversial issue of the attribution of Michelangelo drawings, an area in which decisions continue to be steered by the interests of the art market and the major collections. This is the definitive volume about Michelangelo for generations to come.

See a preview of the inside pages @ parka blogs

The vatican website offers a virtual tour through Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Click here to view the high res QTVR

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