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Michelangelo : the Vatican frescoes

Author: Pierluigi De Vecchi; Gianluigi Colalucci
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press Pub., ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This complete handbook reveals the secrets of the hieroglyphic writing of the Nile Valley, which provides a still-vivid snapshot of the gods, the people, and the everyday life of the Ancient Egyptians. Both literal and highly lyrical, hieroglyphics bring alive a distant world, with descriptions of the natural environment, the art, the society, the religious beliefs, and even the philosophical basis of a culture that
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Vecchi, Pierluigi.
Michelangelo.
New York : Abbeville Press Pub., ©1996
(OCoLC)676719566
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierluigi De Vecchi; Gianluigi Colalucci
ISBN: 0789201429 9780789201423 0789202328 9780789202321
OCLC Number: 35249504
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Includes fold-out pages to reveal other illustrations.
Description: 271 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
Contents: Key to the Notes 6 Preface 7 A Microcosm in Stone 9 Map of Egypt 10 Chronological Table 32 Mankind 33 Gods 67 Animals 91 Trees and Plants 133 Sky, Earth, and Water 149 The House 167 The City, Palace, and Temples 189 Arts and Trades 217 Glossary 243 Bibliography 246 Index 247
Responsibility: Pierluigi De Vecchi ; with an essay on the restoration by Gianluigi Colalucci.
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Six hundred of the figures used in classic Egyptian "sacred text" are here presented with explanations, tracing the origin and meaning of each sign.  Read more...

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