|a271 pages :|bchiefly color illustrations ;|c33 cm.
|a"Essays in this volume were presented at a conference, 'Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel', held at the Vatican 26-31 March 1990 and will appear in the forthcoming Proceedings, edited by Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt."
|a"A coproduction with NTV, Nippon Television Network Corporation, Tokyo"--Title page verso.
|aOriginally published: 1994.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction : an account of the Restoration / Carlo Pietrangeli -- Observations on drawings for the Sistine Chapel / Michael Hirst -- The technique of the Sistine ceiling frescoes / Gianluigi Colalucci -- The problem of Michelangelo's assistants / Fabrizio Mancinelli -- The functions of Michelangelo's color / John Shearman -- Jonah's body language / Matthias Winner -- The costumes worn by the ancestors of Christ / Edward Maeder -- The syntax of form and posture from the ceiling to the Last judgment / Pierluigi de Vecchi -- The Last judgment : notes on its conservation history, technique, and restoration / Fabrizio Mancinelli, Gianluigi Colalucci, and Nazzareno Gabrielli -- New documents on the construction of the Sistine Chapel / Piernicola Pagliara.
|aTranslated from the Italian.
|aMichelangelo Buonarroti,|d1475-1564|xCriticism and interpretation.