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June 2, 2008

The most beautiful book in the world


That's how the publishers of "Michelangelo: La Dotta Mano" ("Michelangelo: The Wise Hand") describe their new limited edition (99 will be produced) volume of photographs (examples above and below) by Aurelio Amendola of the Renaissance master's sculptures.

Details from Elisabetta Povoledo's May 31, 2008 New York Times article:

• The book contains "... detachable reproductions of Michelangelo's drawings on handmade folios created according to centuries-old traditions"

• Hand-carved marble cover is a scale reproduction of the "Madonna della Scala" (Madonna of the Steps")

• The book's paper was made exclusively for the project

• Stand and case included

• Book weight: 46.2 lbs.

• $155,00 (€100,000)

• 500-year guarantee


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As ever, certain beauties are the privilege of only the wealthy and the few.

Posted by: Milena | Jun 2, 2008 3:50:45 PM

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