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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.

Technical features

  • Author Antonio Paolucci
  • Complete work in three volumes; size 43.5 x 61 cm
  • 254 pages printed in 4+4 colours on Fedrigoni Tatami White 170 gr/m2
  • Flyleaves in pearl-silver vellum of 235 gr/m2
  • Cover Plate in boards coupled with 3+3 mm, coated with a Sirio pearl-white Fedrigoni 125 g/m2.
  • Each plate printed in high thickness UV offset varnish, two-color hot foil for title, one-color hot foil for publishers' logo
  • Round back in 4-ribbed covered in Cabra leather printed in 1 colour Pantone© with hot foil
  • Each volume coated with a different colour of leather
  • Capital made in gold-colored wire
  • Edition: 1999 copies

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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