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Michelangelo: The Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo: The Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
by Marcia B. Hall, Takashi Okamura
Book Description: Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel-the great glory of Vatican art and one of the most treasured masterpieces of Western painting-provide a visual feast for art lovers in this magnificent, affordable new book. Presenting a complete survey of the restored Sistine Chapel frescoes from Creation scenes to the Last Judgment, the book includes a new text by a prominent American scholar. The stunning photographs, previously published by Abrams in two separate volumes, show brilliant details as well as large, overall views. No other one-volume work on the Sistine Chapel offers such a clear, concise introduction to this perennially popular subject.
Hardcover from Harry N Abrams
Michelangelo the Last Judgment: A Glorious Restoration
by Fabrizio Mancinelli, Gianluigi Colalucci, Okamura, Loren W. Partridge
Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, painted on the rear wall of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, is considered by many to be the artist's greatest triumph as well as one of the most important works in the history of art. Here, the newly cleaned and restored fresco is presented in all its powerful complexity and brilliant color. The 150 magnificent full-color images show the work both in its entirety and in many splendid close-up details.
Hardcover - 208 pages Harry N Abrams
The Agony and the Ecstasy : A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
by Irving Stone
Author of Lust for Life
Paperback - 776 pages Reissue edition (December )
New American Library; ISBN: 0451171357

Michelangelo Life Drawings
by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Paperback (December 1980)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486238768

Michelangelo: Paintings, Sculpture, Architecture
by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Ludwig Goldscheider
First printed in 1953, updated with colour photographs of the Sistine Chapel.
Paperback - 280 pages 6th edition
Phaidon Press Inc.
Michelangelo's Last Judgment: The Renaissance Response
(Discovery Series, No 5)
by Bernadine Ann Barnes
Hardcover, 225 pages Univ California Press

Michelangelo and Raphael in the Vatican: With Botticelli, Perugino, Signorelli, Ghirlandaio, and Rosselli
by F. Rossi, Fabrizio Mancinelli, Antonio P. Graziano
Hardcover - 215 pages 1st edition (March ) Treasures Inc.
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Michelangelo and His Influence; Drawings from Windsor Castle
by Paul Joannides
Hardcover (November )
Lund Humphries Publishers

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
by Ross King
Almost 500 years after Michelangelo Buonarroti frescoed the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the site still attracts throngs of visitors and is considered one of the artistic masterpieces of the world. Michelangelo and the Popeâ€ôs Ceiling unveils the story behind the art's making, a story rife with all the drama of a modern-day soap opera.

The temperament of the day was dictated by the politics of the papal court, a corrupt and powerful office steeped in controversy; Pope Julius II even had a nickname, "Il Papa Terrible," to prove it. Along with his violent outbursts and warmongering, Pope Julius II took upon himself to restore the Sistine Chapel and pretty much intimidated Michelangelo into painting the ceiling even though the artist considered himself primarily a sculptor and was particularly unfamiliar with the temperamental art of fresco. Along with technical difficulties, personality conflicts, and money troubles, Michelangelo was plagued by health problems and competition in the form of the dashing and talented young painter Raphael.

Author Ross King offers an in-depth analysis of the complex historical background that led to the magnificence that is the Sistine Chapel ceiling along with detailed discussion of some of the ceilingâ€ôs panels. King provides fabulous tidbits of information and weaves together a fascinating historical tale. --J.P. Cohen -
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
by Ross King
Hardcover from Walker & Co

Michelangelo (First Impressions)
by Richard B. McLanathan
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover - 92 pages (May 1993) Harry N Abrams

by Howard Hibbard
Paperback 2nd edition (August 1985)
Icon (Harpe)

Michelangelo: The Vatican Frescoes
by Pierluigi De Vecchi, Gianluigi Colalucci (Contributor)
Hardcover - 272 pages (March )
Abbeville Press, Inc.

The Agony and the Ecstasy
Charlton Heston
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Michelangelo's Surprise
by Tony Parillo
Hardcover - 32 pages
Farrar Straus & Giroux (Children)
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The Sistine Chapel: A Glorious Restoration
by Carlo Pietrangeli (Editor), Michael Hirst (Contributor), Gianluigi Colalucci, Fabrizio Mancinelli, John Shearman (Contributor)
Hardcover - 271 pages Reprint edition Harry N Abrams
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The Three Worlds of Michelangelo
by James H. Beck
Hardcover - 269 pages W W Norton & Co
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Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture
by Michelangelo Buonarroti, William E. Wallace
268 pages (November ) Beaux Arts Editions
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