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A magnificently illustrated volume brings together a myriad of the extraordinary paintings from the collection of the Vatican, offering an unprecedented array of treasures and world-famous masterpieces, all arranged in chronological order and featuring essays by members of the Vatican staff.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian
Written by directors of various Vatican Museum collections, this splendid catalog of the monumental collection housed within the walls of the Vatican offers insight into the political, social, and aesthetic history of Vatican City. The works described include those more familiar frescoes and altarpieces created specifically for the decoration of Papal apartments, Apostolic Palaces, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Stanze, and the Borgia Apartments as well as works that have been unavailable for public viewing. The great accomplishment here is the listing of all works in chronological order, regardless of physical location, to create a comprehensive historical catalog of what is one of the world's greatest collections. The color plates are fresh and bright and the short biographies of the artists are excellent. A fine combination of scholarship and elegant production and at a reasonable price?quite a rarity these days?this is essential for academic and art libraries and belongs in most public collections.?Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
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Book Description Bulfinch, Boston, 1998. Condition: New. Mm 245x300 Volume rilegato in tela, sopraccoperta originale, 605 pagine con 539 figure a colori nel testo redatto in lingua inglese - english text. Bibliografia ed indice degli artisti in chiusura. Condizione del libro: nuovo-new. Spedizione in 24 ore dalla conferma dell'ordine. Seller Inventory # 108939
Book Description Bulfinch, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M082122316X