Very Good. 2 volume set. Hardcovers and dust jackets in slipcase. Good binding and cover. Light wear. Minor foxing to jacket. Clean, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1965. First Abrams edition. Hardcover. Complete in two volumes. Near fine, in very good jackets. Prior owner's bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Jackets with light edge wear and a few small tears at the folds. Housed in a near fine slipcase. Heavy, oversized item. International buyers inquire for shipping.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. pp.8 308, The text, lavishly illustrated with tipped-on black-and-white plates and colorplates, charts, and diagrams, has been divided into several parts. heavy two volume set in slip case. Additional postage will apply. 4to.
307 pages + Plates. Hardcover with dustjackets and a slipcase. This is a two-volume set. Very good condition. ARCHITECTURE. These two folio volumes contain the most complete coverage of the Sistine Chapel possible within the pages of a book. The text, lavishly illustrated with tipped-on black-and-white plates and colorplates, charts, and diagrams, has been divided into several parts. From Roberto Salvini, eminent professor of the University of Florence, comes the grand account of the whole and its parts; from Ettore Camesasca, a distinguished younger scholar, comes an exacting study of the literary and critical sources that have accumulated since 1541 (when the completed Chape3l was unveiled) concerning each scene and figure as well as ceremonies, architectural aspects, and contemporary letters, poems, and drawings; Professor Carlo Ragghianti of the University of Pisa contributes a summation of the system of decoration. Descriptions, historical background, documents and literature, and great events are covered, and there is a full apparatus of notes and bibliography. The second volume is devoted to extraordinary full-page colorplates, several of them multipaged fold-outs. Not only are whole walls and ceilings shown in stunning totality, but actual-size details of the frescoes make it possible to examine these with cinematic clarity. The result is an overwhelming effect of power and immediacy; no visitor to the Chapel itself can receive all the impressions this book provides. There are 323 illustrations, including 260 in full color. (Key Words: Sistine Chapel, Roberto Salvini, Italy, Vatican, Ettore Camesasca, Carlo Ragghianti, Roman Catholicism, Religion, Architecture, Chapels, Christianity, Churches).
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