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Taschen published two books on Michelangelo this year. One is this 96-page hardcover to celebrate Taschen's 25th anniversary. The other is the 388-page hardcover titled Michelangelo - Life and Work.

The photos in this book are very beautiful. They cover the main works of Michelangelo: the marble sculptures, the fresco paintings at Sistine Chapel and some sketches. Since this book is rather thin, there aren't any multiple angle shots of the sculptures or the entire Sistine Chapel ceiling. But of those that are included, they are really great. The pictures and in high resolution and colours are wonderfully reproduced. The art is brilliant, needless to say.

The commentary is an interesting read, touching on Michelangelo's life and the work that are featured in this book.

It's a wonderful book at an attractive price. However, if you feel like you want more, which you probably would, you should get Michelangelo - Life and Work.

(There are some pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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on 10 December 2010
I have several Taschen books but this is by far my favourite. No need to read it, just look at the pictures
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on 16 April 2014
This shows some of his greatest works in colour and up close.......... it also gives some fascinating information about Michelangelo himself ........ a good book.
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on 19 May 2014
As with most Taschen Publications this art book is very nice. Very good value, lovely printed images of a good size for study.
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on 19 June 2012
Easy to read; simply written and beautifully illustrated with Michelangelo's works. A must read before a visit to see his art in the Vatican Museums. Take time to read the section on the completion of the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel; it adds to the brilliance of the experience in my opinion. Sit with a cup of coffee and enjoy this great value book!
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on 15 October 2014
Basic guide to Michelangelo but good value.
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on 27 October 2012
The summary as written on line prepared one for this book. No great surprises. Enjoyable to read if this is your taste in literature
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