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The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican Paperback – 1 May 2009

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bravo Ltd; 1 edition (1 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006146905X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061469053
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 366,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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."(a) fascinating study of the Sistine Chapel. [.] Like the best art historians, the authors give us a fresh context for the times, never hesitating to make contemporary parallels. [.]This is a stimulating exploration that makes familiar masterpieces seem strange and new." -- Los Angeles Times

"This book of astounding revelations is built on careful scholarship, lucid exposition, and it is, above all, compelling reading."--Jonathan Harr, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Lost Painting and A Civil Action

"The journey of analysis of the complex images rewards the reader with many profound insights about the artwork and the complex nature of Michelangelo's ideas....fascinating and engaging!"--The Jewish Press

"Just as the work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel changed forever the world of art, so will this book change forever the way to view and, above all, to understand the work of Michelangelo!"--Enrico Bruschini, Official Art Historian for the U.S. Embassy in Rome

"Fascinating.... Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner appear to have few equals when it comes to the history and detail of the fresco.... a readable and informative piece of work."--Manchester Evening News (U.K.)

."..(a) fascinating study of the Sistine Chapel. [...] Like the best art historians, the authors give us a fresh context for the times, never hesitating to make contemporary parallels. [...]This is a stimulating exploration that makes familiar masterpieces seem strange and new."--Los Angeles Times

..".(a) fascinating study of the Sistine Chapel. [...] Like the best art historians, the authors give us a fresh context for the times, never hesitating to make contemporary parallels. [...]This is a stimulating exploration that makes familiar masterpieces seem strange and new."--Los Angeles Times

Just as the work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel changed forever the world of art, so will this book change forever the way to view and, above all, to understand the work of Michelangelo! --Enrico Bruschini, Official Art Historian for the U.S. Embassy in Rome"

This book of astounding revelations is built on careful scholarship, lucid exposition, and it is, above all, compelling reading. --Jonathan Harr, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Lost Painting and A Civil Action"

(a) fascinating study of the Sistine Chapel. [ ] Like the best art historians, the authors give us a fresh context for the times, never hesitating to make contemporary parallels. [ ]This is a stimulating exploration that makes familiar masterpieces seem strange and new. --Los Angeles Times"

Fascinating.... Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner appear to have few equals when it comes to the history and detail of the fresco.... a readable and informative piece of work. --Manchester Evening News (U.K.)"

The journey of analysis of the complex images rewards the reader with many profound insights about the artwork and the complex nature of Michelangelo s ideas....fascinating and engaging! --The Jewish Press"

-Just as the work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel changed forever the world of art, so will this book change forever the way to view and, above all, to understand the work of Michelangelo!---Enrico Bruschini, Official Art Historian for the U.S. Embassy in Rome

-This book of astounding revelations is built on careful scholarship, lucid exposition, and it is, above all, compelling reading.---Jonathan Harr, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Lost Painting and A Civil Action

-...(a) fascinating study of the Sistine Chapel. [...] Like the best art historians, the authors give us a fresh context for the times, never hesitating to make contemporary parallels. [...]This is a stimulating exploration that makes familiar masterpieces seem strange and new.---Los Angeles Times

-Fascinating.... Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner appear to have few equals when it comes to the history and detail of the fresco.... a readable and informative piece of work.---Manchester Evening News (U.K.)

-The journey of analysis of the complex images rewards the reader with many profound insights about the artwork and the complex nature of Michelangelo's ideas....fascinating and engaging!---The Jewish Press

About the Author

Rabbi Benjamin Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. A recipient of the American Educator of the Year Award, he has been a professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University since 1966. He is the author of eleven books and has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, and Newsday. He lives in New York City.


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