Michelangelo by Loren Partridge
The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Rome (Great Fresco Cycles of the Renaisance)

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The magnificent frescoes in chapels and town halls across Italy together represent one of the greatest achievements of Renaissance art. Commissioned both by private patrons and by the Church, artists responded with images of matchless beauty. Leading scholars treat the works selected for this series in their artistic and historical contexts; each cycle is illustrated with a complete set of the highest quality color reproductions.
 

About Loren Partridge

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Loren Partridge is Professor of the Art of the Italian Renaissance at the University of California, Berkeley. His many books include "Michelangelo, Last Judgment: A Glorious Restoration, The Art of Renaissance Rome, 1400-1600, " and "Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling." He has been honored by Fulbright, Kress, Guggenheim, and Getty fellowships; grants from the American Academy in Rome and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton; and the chairmanship of the departments of both History of Art and Art Practice at Berkeley.
 
Published October 1, 1996 by George Braziller. 118 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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This elegant, small volume (73/8"" 10"") offers more than a guided tour of Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes on the Sistine Chapel in Rome, unfolding in 36 excellent color reproductions supplemented by 30 black-and-white plates.

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