In the early 1980s Nippon TV struck a deal with the Vatican: in return for several million dollars to underwrite the cost of cleaning and restoring the one of the West's most renowned works of art, the Japanese TV network would own exclusive rights to images of the restored Sistine Chapel ceiling. This book recreates the history of the ceiling, from its creation in a 16th-century Renaissance world dominated by Rome, to its restoration and repackaging in a late 20th-century secular world. More than just a history, this book presents a new image of Michelangelo as a rational, colourful artist, rather than the tortured, impulsive genius portrayed by art historians (and Charlton Heston). This interpretation is interwoven with the story of Japan's growing dominance in the world marketplace.
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Descrizione libro BLOOMSBURY, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Collectible: Very Good. London: Bloomsbury 1991 first edition first printing hardcover, fine black cloth, bright gilt lettering on spine, a hint of corner wear on fine dust jacket, tight binding, clean unmarked text Prompt, reliable service Prompt, reliable service, shipped next business day. Int'l mailed via first class or priority. Codice libro della libreria ShcNF326132
Descrizione libro BLOOMSBURY, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000491705
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury, London, 1991, 1991. 22.0 x 14.0cms, 208pp, very good+ hardback & cover This book traces the history of the Sistine chapel, from its creation in the 16th century to its Nippon TV's sponsorship in the 20th century - for exclusive rights to images of the restored ceiling. It presents Michelangelo as a rational colourful artist, rather than an impulsive, tortured genius. Codice libro della libreria 121087
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1991. Pictorial dustjacket in near fine condition. Black cloth gilt fine. Written by a well respected art critic & detective. The story behind the cleaning of the Sistine Chapel cieling, paid for by Nippon Television. Codice libro della libreria ABE-5580587048
Descrizione libro BLOOMSBURY, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-158-81-1737701