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The Frescoes of the 15th century - The Ceiling - The Last Judgement
In three volumes the result of the new photographic campaign on 1:1 scale.

The Frescoes of the 15th century - The Ceiling - The Last Judgement
In three volumes the result of the new photographic campaign on 1:1 scale.

The Frescoes of the 15th century - The Ceiling - The Last Judgement
In three volumes the result of the new photographic campaign on 1:1 scale.

The Frescoes of the 15th century - The Ceiling - The Last Judgement
In three volumes the result of the new photographic campaign on 1:1 scale.

La Cappella Sistina (3 Volumi)

The Sistine Chapel
(3 Volumes)

15.000,00

The definitive Complete Work

Today it is possible to admire every detail of all the Sistine frescoes, from the side stories by the Umbrian and Tuscan masters (Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli...) to the frescoes by Michelangelo on the Ceiling and the Last Judgement. The result of the photo shoot created and made by Scripta Maneant delivers the definitive publishing work to history and also a new tool for the conservation and protection of these masterpieces. The new images are both pure emotion for the enthusiasts and document of unprecedented precision for every scholar of the highest art of all time.

An hexachrome printing technique was used in order to faithfully reproduce every chromatic aspect of the Sistine frescoes and to capture every colour and nuance.

The work is made in co-edition: Edizioni Musei Vaticani - Scripta Maneant Group.

Index

  • Frescos of the 15th Century
    • Editor’s note
    • Vatican Museums Photographic Archive’s note
    • Introduction by Antonio Paolucci
    • Frescos of the 15th century, by Antonio Paolucci
    • Frescos of the North and South walls: the Christand Moses’ stories and the portraits of the Popes above
    • Entrance wall
    • Floor, Transenna and Choir
  • Ceiling
    • Introduction by Antonio Paolucci
    • Ceiling by Antonio Paolucci
    • Central section: the Genesis stories
    • Prophets and Sybils
    • Lunettes and Webs
    • Pendentives
  • Universal Judgement
    • Introduction by Antonio Paolucci
    • Universal Judgement, by Antonio Paolucci
    • Lunettes
    • Christos Judge and the Virgin among the Saints
    • Apocalypse: demons and damned

Technical features

  • Collected Works in three volumes size 43,5 x 61 cm
  • The frescos of the 15th Century
    pp. 268, 12 six-page folded
  • The Ceiling
    pp. 258, 11 six-page folded
  • The Last Judgement
    pp. 252, 10 six-page folded
  • Hexachrome Offset Printing on Fedrigoni Tatami White 170 g/m² paper
  • Endpapers one-color “silver” printed on Fedrigoni Tatami White 200 g/m paper
  • Cover in boards coupled with 3+3 mm, coated with Cordenons Stardream 120 g/m
  • Spine leather colored by three, one for each volume and colored lettering in withe foil
  • Each volume it’s leather lined with a different color from the other
  • Print run: 1999 copies
  • Edition Italian and English

The New Exclusive Campaign on 1:1 scale

Thanks to the use of Panoramic Heads numerically controlled, and also with the use of special camera lenses we have been capable of discompose the entire masterpiece of Sistine Chapel into a series of sequential close photo shoots. The result it’s a set of frames comparable to tiles of a mosaic that together comprise the entire work with very high detail level. This has allowed to access details never explored before, impossibile to see without taking the observer only inches away from the frescoes. The photographic sequences were subsequently elaborated by a stitching software and handled through computers with a really high level of computing power. For this new photographic campaign, Scripta Maneant commissioned photographers Carlo Vannini e Ghigo Roli, that completed the works, with the collaboration of partners like Canon and Roundshot and with the production manager Gianni Grandi, in January 2016.

By Antonio Paolucci

The journey inside the Sistine Chapel is driven by the words of the curator, Prof. Antonio Paolucci, former Director of Vatican Museums. Each scene and each detail is unveiled: the timeframe of the realization of these masterpieces, the hidden details, the regrets and tqualitàhe vigorous brushstrokes, the eye contact and each gestures of characters that are at a great distance from the floor that today, finally, we can fin in front of us.

Materials

With the aim of spreading the knowledge and the excellences of Italian Art History we are using materials with an higher level of quality and beauty.

Cover

Cover in boards coupled with 3+3 mm, coated with Cordenons Stardream 120 g/m2.

Cabra Leather

Spine leather colored by three colours, one for each volume and colored lettering in white foil.

Hot foil

Foil stamping pastel and gold colored

Endpaper

Endpapers one-color “silver” printed on Fedrigoni Tatami White 200 g/m2 paper.

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