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Synopsis: When Michelangelo left Florence for Rome in 1534, the Medici tombs were unfinished, but there was no question of another sculptor being brought in to complete them. They were already icons of artistic perfection, which it would be sacrilege for anyone else to touch. That eminence they retain to this day. The two seated Medici Dukes and the reclining figures of Night, Day, Dawn and Dusk are among the most famous sculptures in the world, endlessly copied and universally recognisable. Yet however familiar these images are, this collection of photographs by one of Italy's leading photographers of sculpture allows us to view these works of art in detail. It is now possible to actually imagine Michelangelo's chisel at work, and to marvel afresh at the sheer physical power that made him almost superhuman for his contemporaries. Bruno Santi, Director of the Medici Chapel from 1982 to 1992, and the art historians James Beck and Antonio Paolucci provide the historical background to the Chapel, essentially the Medici's family mausoleum, and explain how the concept changed over the 15 years Michelangelo worked on it. Originally envisaged as commemorative for members of the family, it was eventually confined to only two - who would now be forgotten but for their monuments. They make the little building that contains them as important in the history of Mannerist architecture as the figures are in the history of sculpture: indeed, no other location, not even the Sistine Chapel, captures the essence of Michelangelo's genius so intensely.
From Library Journal:
Unlike the recent cleaning of Michelangelo's other masterworks, the restoration of his Medici chapel has engendered little controversy and has not required a profound rethinking of its essential character. Nevertheless, Amendola's excellent corpus of more than 200 black-and-white photographs of the refreshened structure and its sculptural contents are an appreciable contribution to our better apprehension of this masterpiece. Particularly noteworthy is the photographer's ability to conjoin the documentary requirements of his task with the imaginative perspective of an artist. Beck provides a sound but summary overview of the project's history and an agnostic apercu of the problem of its iconographic program. And Bruno Santi succinctly articulates the more purely formal aspects of the structure and its contents. Recommended for collections serving an informed art-loving public.
Robert Cahn, Fashion Inst. of Technology, New York
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Michelangelo: The Medici Chapel James Beck; ...
Binding: Nov 01, 2000
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Book Description Thames and Hudson, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000942338
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0500236909
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Book Description Thames & Hudson., 1994. Book Condition: Very Good. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. Dj- VG. 14x12. 213pp. Profuse b/w photos by Aurelio Mendola. Bookseller Inventory # 1888194
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, U.S.A., 1994. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Aurelio Amendola (illustrator). First American Edition. 213pp. Light edgewear one small closed tear at spine. Book and text , corners lightly bumped, Text clean, with tight binding, no marks or tears. 160pp. of photographs with 201 illustrations. LARGE AND HEAVY WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE FOR PRIORITY, E - mail for quote, NO international Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014287
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Book fine, Dust jacket fine. 1st. With 201 illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 9011224
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020500236909
Book Description Als Michelangelo 1534 Florenz verließ und nach Rom ging, blieben die Grabstätten der Medici unvollendet, aber niemals wurde angezweifelt, daß kein anderer sie je vollenden könne. Bereits zu diesem Zeitpunkt waren sie Ikonen der künstlerischen Vollkommenheit, was die Mitarbeit eines jeden anderen Künstlers unmöglich machte. Noch heute haben sie diese überragende Stellung in der Kunst inne. Der vorliegende großformatige Band mit zahlreichen, ausgezeichneten Photographien von Aurelio Amendola offenbart neue Perspektiven auf das weltberühmte Mausoleum: In einzigartiger Weise werden die Figuren in all ihren Details »greifbar« gemacht, was in dieser Weise nach der kürzlich erfolgten umfassenden Restaurierung - im Band sorgfältig dokumentiert - erstmals möglich ist. Kunsthistorische Essays von Bruno Santi, langjähriger Direktor der Medici Kapelle, und Antonio Paolucci und James Beck liefern den wissenschaftlichen und historischen Hintergrund dieses großartigen Kunstwerks. 30,5 x 35,5 cm, 214 S., 201 teils ganzseit. s/w-Abb., geb. Bookseller Inventory # 194310