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Author Hall, Marcia B.

Title Michelangelo : the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel / commentary by Marcia Hall ; photographs by Takashi Okamura.

Publication Info. New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  OV 759.5 HAL    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  759.5 MICHELANGELO    Check Shelf
Edition English-language edition.
Description 239 pages : illustrations (some color, some folded) ; 31 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-239).
Summary "Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel - the great glory of the Vatican, and one of the treasured masterpieces of Western painting - provide a visual feast for art lovers in this magnificent 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 highly regarded American scholar, Marcia B. Hall. The stunning photographs, taken just after the decade-long restoration, reveal Michelangelo's glowing colors and intricate designs in both large, overall views as well as a wealth of close-up details. No other one-volume work on the Sistine Chapel offers such a clear, accessible introduction to these beloved and important works."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents Part 1.The Vault. The nine central panels: the narrative cycle -- The Corner Spandrels: The histories of the liberation of the Israelites -- The Seers: Prophets and Sibyls -- The Lunettes: the ancestors of Christ -- The medallions -- The Ignudi -- Part II. The Last Judgment. The Lunettes -- The Trumpeting Angels -- Christ and the Virgin -- The Resurrection of the Dead -- The Elect -- The Ascending -- The Damned.
Subject Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Mural painting and decoration, Italian -- Vatican City.
Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance -- Vatican City.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564. Last Judgment.
Cappella Sistina (Vatican Palace, Vatican City)
Added Author Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564.
Okamura, Takashi, 1927-2014.
ISBN 0810935309
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