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The Frescoes of the 15th century, the Ceiling, and the Last Judgement in a pocket-format volume enriched by images of the new photographic campaign in 1:1 scale.

The Frescoes of the 15th century, the Ceiling, and the Last Judgement in a pocket-format volume enriched by images of the new photographic campaign in 1:1 scale.

The Frescoes of the 15th century, the Ceiling, and the Last Judgement in a pocket-format volume enriched by images of the new photographic campaign in 1:1 scale.

The Frescoes of the 15th century, the Ceiling, and the Last Judgement in a pocket-format volume enriched by images of the new photographic campaign in 1:1 scale.

La Cappella Sistina (Edizione Pocket)

The Sistine Chapel
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Sistine Chapel

Every day at least 20,000 people, with peaks of 25,000 during the maximum visitors flow, visit the Sistine Chapel. They are people who come from all over the world, who speak different languages, who have various cultures, and who practice different faiths. In fact, the Sistine Chapel is the fatal attraction; it is the object of desire for the international population of the Museums and for the migrants of the so-called cultural tourism. Nevertheless, the Sistine Chapel is not a museum although it is part of a museum tour.

It is about a religious space; a consecrated Chapel. It is the real place of identity of the Roman Catholic Church, because right here the great liturgies are celebrated, and the Cardinals gather to elect the Pope. At the same time the Sistine is the synthesis of the Catholic theology.

Technical Features

  • Antonio Paolucci is the author of this splendid volume in pocket format. Italian Art Historian, formerly Director of Vatican Museums, he was Minister for Cultural and Environment Heritage and Superintendent of the Polo Museale in Florence.

  • The work is made in co-edition: Edizioni Musei Vaticani - Scripta Maneant Group.
  • Size 17 x 24 cm

  • 264 pages

  • Over 208 images

  • Cover with French flaps, colour process printing, and matt plastification with trims of UV silkscreen varnish on the titles

  • Edition translated in 8 languages

  • Bilingual edition; Italian / English

  • ISBN 978-88-95847-54-2

A Guidebook...

…to be read prior the visit and probably even at the end of the visit, because it helps the visitor to fully understand the reasons that led - between 15th and 16th centuries - to the creation of this supreme masterpiece of art and of human spirituality. The volume discloses both the message proposed by the images, and the styles and painters (Michelangelo, but also Botticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio, and Signorelli) who gave form to the message in itself.

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